• May 20, 2022

Driver, Infant Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on 28th Street in Wyoming, MI

Wyoming, MI -- May 19, 2022, two people were injured following an accident where a semi-truck and multiple vehicles crashed on 28th Street.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:15 a.m. along 28th Street at the intersection of Burlingame Avenue SW.

According to officials, a car was going northbound on Burlingame when it somehow crashed with a semi-trailer going eastbound on 28th Street.

Due to the collision, the driver of the car and an infant in that vehicle were taken to an area hospital with reportedly serious injuries. A third vehicle was also involved, but no other injuries were reported.

Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear.

Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on 28th Street in Wyoming

There isn't much information about what went wrong here, and from what I can find, the intersection appears to be controlled by traffic signals. That most likely means that someone failed to yield or ran a red light. That may sound like a pretty simple thing to investigate. Witnesses could be able to come forward and clearly state what happened and who's responsible. But things aren't always so simple. Witnesses don't always stick around, and police aren't always as thorough as one would hope.

Driver, Infant Semi-Truck Accident 28th Street burlingame Wyoming, MI

That's how you get situations like one I handled not long ago where a truck and a car crashed at a traffic light. Both drivers claimed that the other ran a red light. The officer, possibly being pulled between other priorities, basically threw up his hands and said, "Y'all figure it out." Well, once we began investigations, it didn't take long for us to find a nearby business with a security camera that caught the whole thing on video. It clearly showed the truck run the light, and we were able to use that to help build our case.

I'm not saying anything like that happened here. It's simply that folks are often surprised to see what appears to be a simple wreck turn out to be far more complex once it comes time to get people the help they need. Having helped hundreds of families through similar situations, I know all too well the hurdles one must overcome to ensure all the facts come to light. Hopefully authorities here were more thorough, but it wouldn't surprise me if getting people help here meant ensuring there were more thorough independent investigations.

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