Car Accident News & Facts | Goodwin & Scieszka

Recent statistics from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the number of people who are dying in auto accidents reveal both good news and bad news. The good news is that the number of traffic fatalities in the year 2014 were down slightly from 2013. Unfortunately, that number is expected to be

Nearly a year after Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was severely injured in an accident involving a Walmart truck driver, Walmart has reached a settlement with the comedian for an undisclosed amount. Although terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Morgan seems pleased with the outcome. In a statement, he said,

If you’re ever in a car accident with a commercial truck, one thing you’re bound to quickly find out is that it isn’t like dealing with an ordinary car accident. When you’re in a car accident with another car, you’re typically only dealing with the driver/owner of the other car. But when you’re in an

Rod VanDyke, a teacher at South Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI, has died after his bicycle was hit by a car on the morning of October 7th. VanDyke was riding his bike to work and was riding southbound on 36th Ave. in Georgetown Township when his bicycle was hit from behind by a

13-year-old Christian Lorinczy has died after being accidentally electrocuted by a fence at Lincoln High School in Augusta Township. Lorinczy had been at the high school watching his cousin play in a football game on the night of September 30th. During the game, he was playing catch with friends when he came into contact with

30 Rock and Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan has been struggling with injuries resulting from a six-car accident involving a Walmart truck driver on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014. Comedian James McNair was killed in the accident, two others were injured, and Morgan was left with broken ribs, a broken nose, and

61-year-old Steven Jones of Woodland Park, MI had a habit of taking early morning walks. On the morning of September 24th, Jones had been walking near Bitely, MI on East 11 Mile Road, west of North Bingham Road, when he was hit and killed by a car that fled the scene. It is believed the

A head on car accident on US-127 in East Lansing has killed two young women and injured one man. 18-year-old Nicole Ann Merschel of Mason, MI was driving a small sedan southbound on northbound US-127 near the I-496 interchange just before 2:00 AM on September 18th. Merschel’s car collided with a cargo van being driven

Controversy surrounding Ann Arbor’s crosswalk law has reignited following a car accident involving an 8-year-old girl. The girl had been crossing at an intersection near Packard and Woodmanor on her way to school when she was hit by a car. The girl only suffered very minor injuries and was not hospitalized. However, the incident was

42-year-old Tim Dougherty, a foreman for the Kent County Road Commission, has died in a tragic construction accident. At about 8:00 AM on the morning of September 8th, Dougherty was struck by a motor grader being driven by a fellow road worker. The accident happened along the 61000 block of Alaska Avenue in Caledonia Township,