On Wednesday, around 10:30 p.m., an unlicensed 15-year-old boy was operating a Mercedes SUV northbound on Sheldon Road when he allegedly disregarded the stop sign at its intersection with Snell Road and crashed into a Ford Crown Victoria being driven westbound on Snell Road by a 59-year-old White Lake Township resident. The Crown Victoria caught fire trapping the driver inside. Emergency responders attempted to extinguish the flames but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
After the crash, the 15-year-old driver reportedly ran from the crash but his 14-year-old passenger remained at the scene. The driver was later found using a sheriff's police dog that tracked him to his home where he was arrested. The driver was then taken to Oakland County Children's Village pending charges.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can leave a family feeling not only helpless and devastated, but frustrated and angry. Knowing that the incident could have been avoided altogether makes it that much more difficult to deal with. Fortunately, Michigan law offers legal recourse to family members of those who have lost their lives due to the negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing of others.
Freedman & Freedman takes on wrongful death cases throughout Detroit and the surrounding areas, including in Livonia, Canton, Plymouth, Taylor, Southfield, Troy and Rochester Hills. Learn about your rights and how to take legal action against the negligent person or entity that caused the loss of your loved one. Freedman & Freedman offers a free case evaluation and will work for you on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we are successful in recovering a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, contact a Michigan wrongful death attorney today.