Over the weekend, there was a 40-car pileup on Interstate 96 in Livingston County, Michigan. The pileup was due to the weather; icy and slick roads. Three people were killed and a dozen people were confirmed injured. Weather.com announced that “Bands of lake-effect snow are streaming through the Great Lakes region as arctic air flows over the relatively warmer lake waters. Those snow squalls can lead to visibility that deteriorates quickly, along with slick roads.”
The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. and emergency vehicles were rushed to the scene. One driver needed to be extricated from his vehicle, many cars were smashed after they collided with the median or went off the road. A semi-truck “jack-knifed” across most of the lanes on the freeway. There were dozens of accidents and many were admitted to the hospital with injuries. It is confirmed that three people are dead from this pileup. To reiterate what authorities are saying, it is pertinent that during a snow storm you must slow down and keep a safe distance between the cars in front of you. The team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to those involved in this tragic accident.
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