If you drive an hour due south of Ann Arbor, you will come to Rossford, Ohio. That was the scene of a recent rollover crash in which 10 Michigan teens were injured, including one who has serious injuries and two who are in critical condition.
The teens are mostly from an area about 20 to 30 miles north of Ann Arbor, in and around Howell. The early-morning crash reportedly happened when the driver, 17 years old, tried to switch seats with a passenger while the van was in motion on Interstate 75.
According to state police, the teens had spent the day at the Cedar Point amusement park.
When the driver tried to switch seats, she lost control of the vehicle, rolling it multiple times, a law enforcement spokesperson said. Two teenage girls were ejected in the rollover, both of Howell. They were taken to a nearby hospital with incapacitating injuries.
In addition to those two, another passenger sustained injuries deemed serious, according to a news report. The other passengers sustained minor or non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver was apparently wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
We hope for quick and full recoveries for all concerned and hope that the horrifying crash serves as an object lesson for others tempted to engage in reckless behavior while behind the wheel.
In some similar situations, injured passengers work with skilled personal injury attorneys in order to pursue compensation needed for present medical expenses and any future medical costs they might incur. An experienced lawyer can help you understand and pursue your best legal options.