Today in Westland, Michigan, two students remain hospitalized after they were struck by a car as they crossed a road on their bikes during rush hour last night. The students were crossing the road on their bikes when the driver of a red Pontiac Grand AM hit them after she ran a red light. The driver “failed to stop for the red light” and “never even saw the kids,” reported the Westland Police Officer in charge of the case.
While the girls were inside the crosswalk and crossing in accordance with the lights, the woman, who otherwise had no infractions on her driving record, told police that she never slowed down and continued through the intersection because the sun was in her eyes. The children were taken directly from the scene of the accident to the hospital, where they remain in “serious but stable condition.”
Consequences of the accident are pending, but police are urging residents to take greater care in obeying traffic signals to prevent future accidents similar to this one. Fortunately those involved in this accident appear likely to make a full recovery, however, if any additional discoveries are made this situation could turn even more intense with the increasing possibility of additional legal implications. If you or your loved ones have been injured in an auto accident in Waukesha, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to schedule a free initial consultation.