A Michigan family is grieving the loss of two of its own — a 9-month-old girl and an 18-year-old woman. Both of them were passengers in a car involved in a recent three-vehicle crash in Montcalm County.
The crash occurred on M-46 and Amble Road near the town of Amble at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Police told a local television station that a car was traveling eastbound and positioned to turn onto Amble Road when it was rear-ended by another car. That car pushed the vehicle into another lane, and a pickup truck collided with it.
Inside the car that was rear-ended were the 46-year-old driver, an 18-year-old man, the 18-year-old woman and the baby. The baby was pronounced dead at the scene, and the young woman was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. She died there. The driver and young man were taken to the hospital with injuries that were described as not life-threatening.
According to police, the woman driving the pickup truck and a 27-year-man driving the other car also suffered minor injuries.
Police said the crash remains under investigation. It was not known immediately if distracted driving or alcohol use played the tragedy.
Victims of serious car crashes and their families have to deal with large medical bills, lost wages and sometimes funeral and burial costs. They shouldn’t have to worry about how these things will be paid for. An experienced attorney can work to help them seek compensation for these expenses as well as damages while they work to move on and rebuild their lives.