A Western Michigan University student is still in critical condition after being hit by a car on Saturday morning.
Details about the Accident Involving the College Student
Michigan Live News is reporting that the student, 21-year-old Amanda Zohoury, was identified by authorities as the student that was injured in the accident just before 1 a.m. Saturday on the 2600 block of West Michigan Avenue.
Witnesses told police that the woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a Chevrolet Impala that was heading west. The driver was not at fault in the accident and was release from the scene of the accident by the authorities.
The victim was taken to the Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Zohoury is a senior advertising and promotion major in the marketing department at WMU. Her roommate and friend – both students at WMU – were with Zohoury at the time of the accident.
Zohoury remains in critical condition at the hospital at this time.
Important Information about Traffic Accidents in Michigan
- According to the Insurance Institute of Michigan, there were a total of 870 fatal crashes in Michigan in 2013.
- Those fatal accidents in Michigan resulted in a total of 936 fatalities in 2013.
- There were over 70,519 reported injuries from motor-vehicle accidents in the state of Michigan in 2013
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A wrong-way driver caused a fatal accident on Interstate 275 in Florida on Friday morning.
Details about the Wrong-Way Accident
The driver was heading north on the southbound lanes of Interstate 275 when the driver collided with another driver on the access ramp just north of the Ashley Driver/Jefferson Street exits early Friday morning.
The accident backed up traffic on Interstate 4 westbound and on Interstate 275 southbound from Busch to the downtown area. Motorists were told to expect major delays during the morning commute.
At least two people were confirmed dead as a result of the accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The two men that died were each in different vehicles.
That accident happened around 5:40 a.m., when two vehicles collided head-on and stopped in the southbound travel lanes of the ramp.
47-year-old Larry Lorenza Thompson of Tampa, was driving the wrong direction on the Interstate when he crashed nearly head-on into a 2006 GMC Envoy that was being driven by 65-year-old Eugene Fischer of San Antonio, Florida.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, neither of them men were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
State troopers are working right now to determine whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.
Important Information about Car Accidents in Florida
According to the Florida Integrated Report Exchange System:
- So far, in 2016, there have been a total of 37,348 reported crashes.
- Since January, there have been a total of 225 reported traffic fatalities in the state.
- 23,683 injuries have been reported in Florida since January.
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Two people in Florida have died after they were hit by a dump truck in a freak accident on Thursday night.
Details about the Accident involving the Dump Truck
The Florida State Highway patrol has said that Kevin Walsh was attempting to drive his pickup truck through a construction zone in the Forest Grove Drive area and became stuck in a patch of soft dirt.
Walsh then called some friends to come and help him get his truck out of the dirt, when a construction worker nearby was asked if he could use his Mack dump truck to attempt to free Walsh from the dirt.
When the driver attempted to back up the truck, he didn’t see Walsh standing there with his friend, Jessica Darby. Both Walsh and Jessica Darby were hit by the truck and were killed at the scene.
The driver of the dump truck, who is from Port Orange, was taken to the hospital and treated for chest pains after the accident.
The Florida Highway patrol report from the crash indicates that charges are pending after a more thorough investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
Important Information about Dump Truck Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- In 2013, there was a total of 4,735 pedestrians that were killed in auto accidents, which is a 2 percent decrease from the year before.
- In 2013, pedestrian deaths accounted for 14 percent of all motor-vehicle accident fatalities.
- On average, a pedestrian was killed about once every 2 hours and 8 minutes in traffic accidents across the United States.
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