Pittsfield Township fatal crash starts the July 4th weekend

Here we go again. Another July 4th weekend that is supposed to be filled with fun is now filled with tragedy. It has been reported by the Michigan State Police that two teenagers were killed on US-23 from a crash. It happened in Pittsfield Township on Thursday afternoon. The three teens were struck head-on by a pick-up truck. Apparently, the truck driver crossed the median. The teens were driving home from work in a Mercury Sable. They were headed southbound.

There were two men and a girl in the Mercury Sable. The two men died on scene and the teenage girl survived and is currently at the hospital. It appears that the man driving the pick-up truck was a teenager also. This teen might have been drinking and that could be the reason he crossed the median. He is expected to be ok. This accident caused Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township to be closed. The crash site was located in the southbound lanes of traffic right before the Michigan Avenue/US-23 overpass.

Of course a full investigation will take place to determine the exact cause of the accident. This type of accident involving teens seems to be all too common. Maybe the laws should change regarding teen drivers? Is a teen that is only 16 years old capable of driving safely? Is the idea of letting a 14 year old behind the wheel in a driver’s education class really preparing them to handle the road? Some may argue the more chance they get to practice the better off they will be. Others might argue that the driving age should start at 18 and drivers training shouldn’t start until 17 years of age.

No matter the age of the driver one thing is quite apparent. Drinking and driving do not mix! It doesn’t matter how old you are if you have been drinking alcohol do not get behind the wheel of a car. Always designate a driver to be alcohol free or just call a friend to come and pick you up. Whatever your situation is at the time do not risk your life or the life of others by taking a chance and getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

Here we go again. Another July 4th weekend that is supposed to be filled with fun is now filled with tragedy. It has been reported by the Michigan State Police that two teenagers were killed on US-23 from a crash. It happened in Pittsfield Township on Thursday afternoon. The three teens were struck head-on by a pick-up truck. Apparently, the truck driver crossed the median. The teens were driving home from work in a Mercury Sable. They were headed southbound.

There were two men and a girl in the Mercury Sable. The two men died on scene and the teenage girl survived and is currently at the hospital. It appears that the man driving the pick-up truck was a teenager also. This teen might have been drinking and that could be the reason he crossed the median. He is expected to be ok. This accident caused Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township to be closed. The crash site was located in the southbound lanes of traffic right before the Michigan Avenue/US-23 overpass.

Of course a full investigation will take place to determine the exact cause of the accident. This type of accident involving teens seems to be all too common. Maybe the laws should change regarding teen drivers? Is a teen that is only 16 years old capable of driving safely? Is the idea of letting a 14 year old behind the wheel in a driver’s education class really preparing them to handle the road? Some may argue the more chance they get to practice the better off they will be. Others might argue that the driving age should start at 18 and drivers training shouldn’t start until 17 years of age.

No matter the age of the driver one thing is quite apparent. Drinking and driving do not mix! It doesn’t matter how old you are if you have been drinking alcohol do not get behind the wheel of a car. Always designate a driver to be alcohol free or just call a friend to come and pick you up. Whatever your situation is at the time do not risk your life or the life of others by taking a chance and getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. For additional information, see more at http://www.akivagoldman.com/michigan-personal-injury-attorney.html.

Comments are closed.