Michigan Man Dies on Christmas

Michigan Man Dies on Christmas

by / Friday, 27 December 2013 / Published in Accident News, Goodwin & Scieszka, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tips

This is truly an unfortunate and tragic event. This Christmas, Russell Nevitt, 31, of Saginaw was pulled from an SUV that was partially submerged in a frozen river.

He was pronounced dead at a Saginaw hospital.

Car being pulled out of frozen river by tow truck cable

The person driving the car was 29-year-old Phillip McGowan. He lost control of his 1999 SUV around 5 p.m. on Center Street Bridge in Saginaw. The vehicle blew through a guardrail and was found lying in the river. McGowan was able to escape through the rear of the car, and after failing to free Nevitt he went for help.

Crews had to pull the vehicle from the river using a cable.

This is a sobering reminder that Michiganders need to use the utmost care and caution to avoid car accidents. It’s especially dangerous to drive during this time of year, as streets are covered in snow, black ice exists, snowplows are out, and people are distracted.

Our Southfield personal injury law firm has handled hundreds of Michigan car, truck, motorcycle, snowmobile and snowplow accidents. We use our blog as a place to provide tips that, when followed, can prevent the very injuries we often defend.

Goodwin & Scieszka would like to offer a few tips to avoid a car accident:

• Give yourself extra time to get to your destination
• Use extreme caution when traveling around turns or bends
• Stay far behind snowplows, they can’t see you
• Never use your phone when driving; it’s against the law, anyway

Though simple, these steps will significantly reduce the likelihood that you’re injured in a car accident.

Did you know there are thousands of car accidents each day in North America, amounting to an average of nearly 1 accident per minute every day? Avoid being another statistic.

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