One Seriously Injured in Crash with Box Truck on Alden Nash Ave in Lowell Twp, MI
Lowell Township, MI — October 4, 2022, an SUV driver was seriously injured in a crash with a box truck on Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township.
Authorities say the incident happened around 12:40 p.m. along Alden Nash at the ramp to eastbound Interstate 96, south of Lowell. Preliminary investigation suggests a southbound box truck was turning onto the ramp when it reportedly pulled into the path of a northbound SUV, which crashed into it. The impact damaged the front of the SUV and the passenger side of the truck.
The SUV driver was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. A passenger in the box truck received minor injuries; the driver was unhurt.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Box Truck Accident on Alden Nash Avenue
It seems like there's still quite a bit of investigating to do; while reports suggest the box truck turned into the path of an approaching SUV they're still light on insight about why that might have happened. Did the box truck driver fail to yield to thru-traffic before turning? That intersection appears to be controlled by lights, so did the truck driver have a protected left turn? How fast was the SUV traveling? Did anything block either driver's view of the other vehicle? What were road and traffic conditions like?
That's just a handful of many questions that still need addressing to make sure the whole story is found. That's crucial--not only to make sure everyone's on the same page about what occurred, but also because clear evidence and facts are usually needed to hold the right parties accountable. If the truck driver made a mistake that resulted in serious injuries, the victim more than likely would have to have indisputable proof of that before they could expect to get any help from the company behind that truck.
Unfortunately police don't really prioritize helping injured crash victims get what they need to build a case. That's why when people call the firm I often recommend they seek help from independent experts with the time and training to connect all the remaining dots. Armed with the clear evidence those professionals uncover, many people are able to hold negligent truckers and the companies that put them on the road properly responsible.