Officer-involved crash injured two people, killed 1

A fatal car accident took the life of one person and injured two people near Pelham road.

According to reports, a Ford Explorer driven by an on-duty Dearborn Heights patrol officer, was attempting to pass a car when it crashed into a Lexus ES 350 driven at the intersection of Van Born road and Pelham road. The Lexus was reportedly trying to turn left towards Pelham when the collision took place.

The impact of the collision seriously injured the driver of the Lexus, who was identified as 59-year-old Timothy Turner. He sustained multiple injuries and died a few days later.

Two officers were rushed to the hospital after being thrown from their vehicle.

No arrests have been made as investigation is still underway.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in an accident involving a reckless driver, we can help you. Our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. are experienced in personal injury law and can properly represent you in court. Contact us at (248) 948-9696.


Suspect in hit-and-run crash appears in court

Hit-and-run suspect Steven Patrick Guzina made an appearance in court for a preliminary hearing of the crash that took the life of Myron Jarrett, a veteran Detroit police officer.

The accident took place last October 28 near Monica Street and Puritan Avenue. According to reports, Jarrett was assisting an investigation when an unknown van struck him and two other officers. Jarret sustained multiple injuries and was immediately rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The two other officers were fortunately not injured. Guzina, the driver of the van, left his stalled vehicle at the crash scene and escaped the scene by foot. He was later arrested at a bus stop near Grand River Avenue and Schaefer Highway.

The 54-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, driving under the influence causing death, driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, hit and run, and reckless driving causing death and/or serious injuries.

We at Ravid & Associates, P.C. are deeply saddened by this tragic news. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Myron Jarrett.


Car crash kills one, injures three others

Police suspect that the driver responsible for a fatal car crash on Troy intersection was suffering from a medical condition.

Around 5:30 in the afternoon on October 17th,  a silver Ford Escape was westbound on Wattles Street, about to make a left when it was hit by a blue Chrysler Town and Country.

The driver of the Chrysler failed to stop for a red traffic signal before crashing the Ford. All four people involved in the crash sustained notable injuries and were brought to nearby hospitals.

A 70-year-old woman, Shyamala Ramachandran, died from her injuries. Police say she was in the back seat of the Ford and wasn’t buckled up. The other three passengers are still being treated in the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation, but alcohol and drugs have been ruled out as factors in the crash.  Anyone who has any information about the accident is urged to contact police at 248-524-3477.


Three-car crash on U.S. 31 injures Grand Haven woman

A three-car collision occurred late in the afternoon on Thursday, October 13th in Grand Haven Township.

Police said a 28-year-old woman from Grand Haven was driving southbound along U.S. 31 at 5:41 p.m. when she failed to stop at a red light, rear-ending a car that was stopped. That car was pushed into the car in front of it, which was also stopped at the light.

Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said the woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was brought to North Ottawa Community Hospital. She was in stable condition.

The two other drivers were not injured. All three were buckled up. The injured woman was issued a ticket for not stopping in an assured clear distance.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by operator’s negligence, you may be able to secure compensation for your losses from the responsible party. Speak to an experienced Detroit car accident lawyer at Ravid & Associates, P.C., today by calling (248) 948-9696.


Woman Killed in Crash After Attending Car Racing Event

A woman from Kent, Ohio was killed in a car crash on Woodward Avenue after she and her husband attended a car racing event in Pontiac Friday, August 19th.

The victim’s husband was a finalist in the “Roadkill Nights” drag race event. After they left, the couple’s vehicle, a Dodge Challenger SRT, tried to make left turn onto southbound Woodward from Huron street when it was broadsided by a 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Reports indicate that the Impala had a green light.

The woman was brought to McLaren-Oakland Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Both drivers were injured, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and everyone involved was wearing seat belts. The incident is still under investigation.


Five cyclists killed and four injured in hit-and-run crash

On Tuesday, June 7, shortly before 7 p.m., five bicyclists were killed and four others were injured after a pickup truck hit their group outside Kalamazoo, Michigan. The crash happened near a park in Cooper Township.

Prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said the bicyclists were pronounced dead at the scene while the truck driver was identified as a 50-year-old man from western Michigan. He was arrested after fleeing on foot after the accident. The identities of the victims were not immediately available. One of the four injured victims was in critical condition, the second was in fair condition. The status of the other two was not clear. Witness Markus Eberhard told WOOD-TV that someone yelled at him to watch out right before the pickup truck almost ran over his foot before striking the bikers.

If you have been the victim of a truck or bus accident due to the carelessness or recklessness of another party, the attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C. can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call (248) 948-9696 to learn more about what we can do to help you following your reckless driving accident.


1 critical, 3 seriously injured after Conner Street accident

Fox 2 Detroit reported on March 12 that a 22-year-old man, who was driving a Chevrolet Impala at a high rate of speed, went over the median and struck a Ford Expedition head-on. The news report also stated that the Ford Expedition landed sideways along a fence of the Detroit City Airport after the collision. Due to the severe impact, the engine from one of the vehicles was flung to the other side of the street. 

According to the police officers, the speed limit on Conner Street is 35mph, but some complaints revealed that it was often used for drag racing, an activity that has resulted in injuries and even some fatalities.

Three people – a 30-year-old woman, her 7-year-old son, and her 11-year-old daughter – were trapped inside the Expedition and were rescued by the witnesses. They were reported to be in temporary serious condition. The Chevy Impala driver was ejected from the vehicle and was said to be in critical condition due to severe head injuries.

If you have been involved in a car accident due to a reckless driver in Detroit, please speak with our personal injury lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C.. Call us today at (248) 948-9696.


Detroit crash injures man

According to a report by The Detroit News, a 21-year-old man was left injured after an accident involving a Detroit fire truck on February 12 at around 5:30 a.m. The authorities said that the incident occurred on the east side of Detroit, around Mount Elliot and Grand East Boulevard.

Detroit Police Officer Nicole Kirkwood revealed that the 21-year-old man, who was driving a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was traveling in the northbound lane of Mount Elliot when he ran a red light. His Monte Carlo crashed into the passenger side of the Detroit Fire Department truck, which was in emergency mode as it was on the way to respond to a reported fire.

The 21-year-old man was transported to a hospital where he is said to be in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

If you have been hurt in an automobile accident in Detroit, discuss your case with our personal injury lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling our office now at (248) 948-9696. We can help you understand what legal options are available to you now.


Two women, one man killed in multiple-vehicle crash

On the afternoon of Monday, January 4, three people were killed following a six-vehicle crash around 3:30 p.m. in Livonia, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

According to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office, the accident occurred at Five Mile Road and Levan. Apparently, an 80-year-old defrocked priest from Livonia was driving westbound on the road when his vehicle veered out of his lane, crossed the median, and hit a vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

The driver of the other vehicle was identified as a 67-year-old woman from Redford, and the passenger, her 88-year-old mother from Livonia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers of the two vehicles were taken to the hospital, but they both died later of their injuries.

The 67-year-old driver of the second vehicle was taking her mother back to an assisted living home in Livonia.

Several other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the authorities mentioned that some of the occupants sustained minor injuries.


21-year-old man dies in Oakland County accident

On December 22, a two-vehicle accident occurred at around 1:00 in the morning at White Lake Township in Oakland County and left a 21-year-old man dead. According to a report by CBS Detroit, the crash occurred when the man was driving northbound on Bogie Lake Road and turned in front of a southbound vehicle, which was being driven by a 65-year-old man. Apparently, there was a sharp curve on Bogie Lake and Cedar Island Road where the accident took place.

Lieutenant Larry Sheldon stated that it is still unknown whether the 21-year-old male was trying to make a U-turn or just turning left, although there was no road to the left of the collision site.

The 65-year-old man sustained significant injuries and was in critical condition when he was brought to a local hospital. The 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed, alcohol, and weather were not considered factors in the accident, and the case is still under police investigation.


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