• November 14, 2022

One Killed, One Injured in Truck Accident at 14 Mile Rd/14 Mile Ct in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI — November 12, 2022, one person died when a semi-truck loaded with corn crashed into an SUV at a Grand Rapids intersection.

Authorities say the incident happened Saturday at the crossing of 14 Mile Court and 14 Mile Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a tractor-trailer loaded with 40 tons of corn attempted to pass a car near the intersection but sideswiped it. The truck driver then lost control, crossed over the center line, and crashed head-on into an oncoming SUV.

The SUV's 53-year-old driver died at the scene. A passenger in her vehicle was taken to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.

One Killed in Truck Accident at 14 Mile Rd/14 Mile Ct in Grand Rapids, MI

Commentary on Grand Rapids Truck Accident on 14 Mile Rd

Some might think the reported details of this accident mean the truck driver who allegedly failed to pass safely, then crossed left of center and hit someone head-on, is unmistakably at fault. In that event it would stand to reason that they and the company behind them should admit as much and try to make things right...right?

That may sound reasonable, but it's my unfortunate duty to inform you that commercial truck accidents are rarely if ever that simple. In fact, it's just about every company's default position to deny, dispute, and deflect liability as hard as it possibly can. They have many tricks and strategies to help them avoid the hot seat, including pinning fault to anyone or anything else they can convincingly argue was to blame or dragging their feet as long as possible in hopes of time running out or finding something they can use to dispute fault.

I've had to warn many people not to take their "clear-cut" cases for granted or underestimate a company's will to protect itself, and I try to inform them about the challenges they might face. Some of that advice is reflected in another article I wrote, available through the link below.

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