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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:
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek aircraft accidents;
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek car accidents;
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek motorcycle accidents;
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek bicycle accidents;
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek pedestrian accidents;
- Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek truck accidents.
Here are links to the major hospitals in the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area:
- Bronson Battle Creek Hospital;
- Borgess Health in Kalamazoo;
- Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids;
- Mercy Health Saint Mary's in Grand Rapids.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tow truck driver was injured when police said a vehicle hit him as he was tending to a crashed vehicle along a highway.
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