150-Car Pile Up Near Kalamazoo, Michigan
In the snow and 12 degree weather that plagued southern Michigan Friday morning, at least one person was killed and several others were injured when a huge pile-up occurred near exit 92 of I-94.
The accident, which included around 150 cars before the day was done, involved a semi-truck carrying fireworks, which caused extreme amounts of smoke and continuous explosions throughout the morning.
The original accident occurred in the eastbound lanes, but continued over into the westbound lanes as cars continued smashing into one another for several minutes. By the time emergency responders arrived and traffic was halted, at least 16 people were injured, one was reported to be in severe condition.
I-94 has been shut down until further notice, while police and emergency officials work to clear the accident scene and clean up the roadways. Those who were involved in the accident but were not injured were taken to warming shelters at a nearby school. Police reports said the man who was killed was a truck driver from Ottawa, but his name has not yet been released.
Our thoughts go out to those who have been injured and those who are dealing with the extreme weather and dangerous driving conditions. We want to remind you to slow down in the snow and take your time! Always better to be safe than sorry on the hazardous weather, and avoid motor vehicle accidents like this one. Keep yourself and everyone else on the roadways safe by taking your time, staying alert, and not using your cell phone while you’re driving.
If you need the assistance of a motor vehicle accident attorney, call the law offices of Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.