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Detroit, MI - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Detroit, Michigan - Known for cars and Motown but focused on growth and revitalization

Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan and the largest city on the United States–Canada border. It is the seat of Wayne County. It is a major port on the Detroit River, a strait that connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Large employers in Detroit include Detroit Medical Center, City of Detroit, Quicken Loans Inc., and Henry Ford Health System.

The key roadways serving the Detroit area include:

Interstate 75 is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Miami, Florida, to Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Interstate 94 is a part of the Interstate Highway System that runs from Billings, Montana, to the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan.  Interstate 96 is an Interstate Highway that runs for approximately 192 miles (309 km) entirely within the US state of Michigan.  Interstate 275 is an Interstate Highway that functions as a western bypass of the Detroit metropolitan area.  Interstate 696 has eight lanes for most of its length and is approximately 10 miles north of downtown Detroit. I-696 connects to other freeways such as I-75 (Chrysler Freeway) and M-10 (Lodge Freeway). Local residents sometimes refer to I-696 as "The Autobahn of Detroit." M-5, commonly referred to as Grand River Avenue and the northern section as the Haggerty Connector, is a 20.807-mile-long state trunkline highway in the Metro Detroit area.

Mass transit systems in Detroit help the city's vast commuting population get to work safely

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is the public transit operator serving parts of Oakland County and Wayne County, and all of Macomb County which networks with the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) serving the city of Detroit and the communities of Hamtramck and Highland Park.

Air and rail travel to and from Detroit:

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is one of America's largest and most recently modernized facilities, with six major runways. Located in nearby Romulus, DTW is metro Detroit's principal airport and is a hub for Delta Air Lines and Spirit Airlines. Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET), commonly called Detroit City Airport, offers charter service.  Commuter rail services using AMTRAK's Wolverine line are available from Detroit (Woodward Avenue) Amtrak offering service to Chicago, Illinois, Pontiac and intermediate stations.

Recent accidents in Detroit include:

Detroit car accidents;

Detroit motorcycle accidents;

Detroit truck accidents;

Detroit pedestrian accidents;

Detroit bus accident;

Detroit bicycle accidents.

Here are links to the major hospitals in Detroit:

Detroit Medical Center;

Henry Ford Medical Center - Harbor Town;

Children's Hospital of Michigan;

DMC Sinai Grace Hospital.

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to learn more about Detroit-area grief support groups and services.

Legal information for accident victims in Detroit

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Detroit, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Detroit injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Detroit injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Detroit wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Detroit injury attorney can do to help.

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Michigan

Most recent accident reports

Authorities report several multi-vehicle crashes during snowfall along I-94 in the Jackson area, including some where motorists are injured. A Jackson County sheriff's Sgt.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Roadway: 
I-94
Type: Car Accident
Officials were called to York Township just west of Milan for a crash involving a train and a vehicle around 2 p.m., police confirmed.
Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014
Two people were killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 94 near Pelham Road in Allen Park early this morning, Michigan State Police said.
Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Roadway: 
I-94
Type: Car Accident
Twenty middle school students and a bus driver escaped injury today when their bus struck a car on Detroit’s west side.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus
A Michigan woman who was arrested with three others after crashing a stolen truck went into labor as soon as she was cuffed, police said.
Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014
The family of a Livonia grandmother is seeking answers after the 88-year-old woman was found lying on the ground after her car crashed on Detroit’s east side and she later died at a hospital, hours after she went missing following a massive industria
Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Type: Car Accident
One person was killed tonight in a plane crash Oakland County International Airport in Waterford.
Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Westbound I-96 near Telegraph in Redford has reopened after being shut down due to icy road conditions. Traffic was backed up for miles in the area. A number of accidents have been reported across metro Detroit because of the slick roads.

Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Roadway: 
I-96
Type: Car Accident
The hunt is on for a driver who is wanted in a deadly hit-and-run accident. Detroit Police say a 56-year-old man was crossing the street at Van Dyke and 7 Mile Friday evening when he was hit.
Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Authorities say a motorist has died on a Detroit freeway after the person's car struck a median wall and overturned.

Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013
Roadway: 
I-94
Type: Car Accident
Westbound I-96 in Detroit has reopened after a hit-and-run crash involving eight vehicles this morning, according to Michigan State Police.
Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Roadway: 
I-96

A 19-year-old Clinton Township woman was killed when her car was struck by another vehicle in Harrison Township on Thursday night, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said today.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Investigators in Dearborn are working to identify a man who was killed when his car was struck early this morning on I-94.
Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013
Roadway: 
I-94
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Hit and Run

A Detroit Lions practice squad member drove through a non-working traffic light in a Downriver suburb and broad-sided another car, seriously injuring the 32-year-old Dearborn driver, Taylor Police said today.

Date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Roadway: 
Allen Rd.