Pedestrian Killed in Walker, Michigan
Larry Calvin Burton was trying to cross the street in in Walker, Michigan at Wilson Avenue and Chesterfield Blvd. when a car hit him. The woman driving the car was a 17 year old from Grand Rapids.
Burton was then hit by a second vehicle and dragged for almost 3 miles. Police were called and responded to the incident at 10:30 pm on November 1.
Police are looking for a dark colored SUV truck with more than 10 racing stickers on that back of it, and any witness that saw the accident unfold.
If you have any information, please contact the Walker Police Department at 616-791-6887.
This is a tragic accident. Did you know that according to Michigantrafficcrashfacts.org that over 2000 pedestrians were killed in car-pedestrian crashes last year?
These accidents have effects on entire communities and we want Michigan to be a safer place for people to walk around.
- Keep your cell phones down, it’s against the law to drive while on the phone
- When turning, double check that no pedestrian is crossing at the intersection
- At night, keep your eyes on the road
- You can be hard to see, if you’re going to walk or run on the road, then wear reflective clothing and avoid wearing black at night
- Look both ways and walk or run defensively
Though small, these simple steps significantly reduce your chances of being injured in a car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident. At Goodwin & Scieszka, we specialize in personal injury lawsuits and we have defended countless people injured as a result of negligent driving.
We use our blog as a place to reduce the very injuries that we often defend. If you’ve been injured by an automobile in Michigan, then come to our Southfield office and get the recovery that you deserve. We also handle a wide variety of other cases:
We are compassionate for your injures and hard on those that hurt you. You often don’t pay until we recover from the person that injured you.
So, once again, Michigan drivers and pedestrians, use your utmost caution always. We want to bring Michigan’s crash statistics down by raising awareness through our blog.