Our Michigan truck accident lawyers frequently represent victims of heavy truck and bus accidents in Wayne County, Michigan. The number of these types of accidents is discussed in the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning report, Michigan Traffic Crash Facts for County/Communities, published in 2007.
There have been approximately 3050 incidents between 2003 and 2007 which have resulted in either a death or at least a very serious injury to the victim due to Heavy Truck crashes in the State of Michigan. These accidents are a result of a number of factors and topping them are Rash and Negligent driving, Over-speeding, Driver fatigue, drunk driving and inclement weather.
Irrespective of the cause, Traffic Accidents are on the rise throughout the United States. The State of Michigan was no different. Wayne County tops the list of fatal and near fatal accidents due to Heavy Truck accidents with 538 accidents reported and recorded in the publication mentioned above. The average figure across the Counties in the State of Michigan however stood at approx 39. Of the accidents that occurred, approx 6% of the victims either died or were very seriously injured in the accident.
While collating these figures the Gross Weight of a Heavy Truck involved in the accident was taken as over 10,000 lbs.
Wayne County Analysis
An analysis of the county specific figures is as under:
Wayne County has a figure of 538 crash incidents in the recorded period; almost 20 times over the country average of the State of Michigan which stands at 39. It ranked 1st in the List of Serious Injuries or Death resulting from a Heavy Truck Crash amongst all Counties in the State of Michigan. However, with 6.28% of all injuries in a Heavy Truck Crash resulting in a fatality, it ranked 39th in the list for highest percentage of fatalities from a Heavy Truck Accident injury in the country. It ranks 13th overall by the number and percentage of persons either killed or seriously injured in a Heavy Truck Accident in the State of Michigan.
Biggest Cities in Wayne County
Some of the biggest cities in the Wayne County include:
- Allen Park
- Dearborn Heights
- Flat Rock
- Garden City
- Grosse Pointe
- Grosse Pointe Farms
- Grosse Pointe Park
- Grosse Pointe Woods
- Harper Woods
- Highland Park
- Lincoln Park
- Northville (partially in Oakland County)
- River Rouge
Choosing the Best Lawyer For Your Truck Accident Case
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