Kline Legal Group P.L.C.

Michigan pedestrian killed in morning accident

A 14-year-old girl was killed in an accident near Macomb Nov. 4 as she walked towards her high school. The accident occurred at about 7 a.m. on Heydenreich Road, between 21 Mile and 22 Mile roads.

According to police, the pedestrian was struck as she either crossed the street or was walking on the road, by a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, driven by a teenage girl. The Jeep was traveling southbound on Heydenreich Road when the girl was struck. Both the driver and the victim were students at the same high school.

The pedestrian was transported to Henry Ford Macomb Hospital to receive treatment, but she succumbed to her injuries there. The driver of the Jeep, as well as her 16-year-old female passenger were not injured in the crash. Police continue to investigate the incident, but did report that at the it was dark outside when the event occurred. It is yet unknown what factors might have been involved in the collision, such as distracted driving or speeding, which can lead to auto-pedestrian accidents.

In similar cases, the family of the decedent might choose to file a wrongful death claim if the evidence shows that a negligent driver was responsible for the death. They might seek the guidance of a personal injury lawyer, who may be able to review and compile evidence to file the civil claim. Evidence to show liability might include the completed police report as well as any witness statements of the incident. The lawyer might also advise the family about the types of claims they can file and the types of compensation they might receive if the claim is successful. Compensation might be received for economic and non-economic losses.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Kline Legal Group P.L.C.

Kline Legal Group P.L.C.
483 Little Lake Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: 734-249-6100
Fax: 734-302-7222
Map & Directions

Contact Our Office

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy