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Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Grand Rapids - The second-largest city in Michigan just 30 miles East of Lake Michigan

Known by some as the Furniture City Grand Rapids has an estimated population of over 188,000. South of Grand Rapids is Kalamazoo, home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. East of Kalamazoo is Battle Creek, known by some as Cereal City as a nod to the Kellogg company which has its headquarters in Battle Creek.

The key roadways serving the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas include:

  • Interstate 94 - running east-west with access to Battle Creek and Kalamazoo;
  • Interstate 194 - a north-south freeway with connection to Battle Creek;
  • U.S. Route 131 - running north-south and connecting Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids;
  • Interstate 96 - running across the entire state of Michigan and connecting Grand Rapids to Lansing and Detroit.

Recent accidents in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area include:

Here are links to the major hospitals in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area:

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 Grand Rapids grief support groups and services.

When someone is injured in an accident in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Battle Creek, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.

Legal information for accident victims in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Battle Creek

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Battle Creek injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, or Battle Creek 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 Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids injury attorney can do to help.

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Most recent accident reports

Two teenagers are accused of stealing a school district van and crashing through the locked gate at the bus facility to flee. Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched around 11:40 p.m.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a rollover crash that resulted in a 71-year-old man being hospitalized in Montcalm County.

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2014
Roadway: 
Satterlee Road
Type: Car Accident

A man is in jail and a teenager is in a hospital following a chain-reaction crash in Ionia County. It happened around 4:18 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Admiral gas station near M-66 and E. Tuttle Road south of Ionia.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
City: 
Ionia, MI
Type: Car Accident

Two people were injured after a head-on collision in Alto Sunday morning. The crash happened at around 12:30 a.m. on 100th Street SE, near Whitneyville Avenue.

Date: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
City: 
Alto, MI
Type: Car Accident

Two people were taken to the hospital after a Wyoming crash. The crash happened around 12:45 Saturday afternoon on Gezon Parkway, east of Byron Center Ave. Emergency crews at the scene stated that a van and car crashed.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed on snowy roads Saturday night. It happened just after 11 p.m. on M-37 near Butler Road in Baltimore Township in Barry County, according to Michigan State Police.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014

A 17-year-old was seriously hurt after a Tuesday afternoon crash on slick roads. It happened around 3:40 p.m. on M-89 near 46th Street in Ross Township, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.

Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
M-89
Type: Car Accident
17-year-old Hayleigh Borton is in critical condition after a car crash in Lowell Township Wednesday morning. It happened in the 11000 block of 36th Street SE.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
36th Street SE
City: 
Lowell, MI

A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash not far from Homer Friday morning. It happened just after 7:20 a.m. Friday on L Drive near 22 Mile Road in Clarendon Township, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2013
City: 
Homer, MI
Type: Car Accident

A 70-year-old woman died after a bus collided with a semi-truck on US-131 Monday, and two others were hospitalized. It happened around 10:15 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Roadway: 
U.S. 131

Michigan State Police say as many as 40 cars may be involved in crashes between White Lake Drive and Russell Road. Two police vehicles are also involved.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Type: Car Accident

Michigan State Police troopers responded to multiple wrecks on US-131 near Rockford on Tuesday. The slideoffs and wrecks occurred in the northbound lanes just north of 10 Mile Road in Algoma Township.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Roadway: 
U.S. 131
A woman from Mount Pleasant died after her SUV crashed on a road in Montcalm County.
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013
City: 
Edmore, MI
Type: Car Accident
Police in Montcalm County are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a vehicle whose driver is accused of hitting a pedestrian and then fleeing the scene.
Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Two people were hurt when a car and delivery truck collided Wednesday morning. It happened around 10:35 a.m. at the intersection of 120th Avenue and James Street in Holland Township, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Type: Car Accident