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Avoiding car accidents in Flint, Michigan

Auto accident lawyer gives dangerous roads and most common times and occurrences for crashes in Genesee County

Genesee County has ranked first statewide in accidents in which one of the drivers had been drinking and someone was killed or seriously injured. That means drivers in Flint, Michigan and Genesee are more likely to have been drinking when they’re killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents than anywhere else in Michigan.

With all of the discussion of drunk driving as of late, our Flint accident lawyers would like to present some car accident statistics from the Michigan Department of Community Health. This information is not meant to scare Flint drivers, but rather to arm you with information that can help prevent car crashes and protect Genesee County families.

Keep in mind, 2009 Michigan Traffic Crash Facts state:
o More fatal crashes occurred between 6:00 and 8:59 PM than any other time period.
o More fatal crashes occurred on both Saturday and Sunday than any other day.
o More fatal crashes occurred in September than any other month.

Dangerous intersections in Genesee County

Genesee County ranked the fifth highest in the state for fatal and personal injury auto accidents, with 67 percent of crashes occurring on local streets.

Our personal injury lawyers are asking, what will Genesee County officials do about it?

o Genesee County Road Commission will have engineers study the safety of the intersection of Belsay and Carpenter Roads, where three people died in a two-car crash on Oct. 27. There were nine personal or property damage accidents at the intersection in nearly two years.

o Genesee County Road Commission will also install solar-powered warning lights leading up to the intersections of Grand Blanc and Duffield Roads, Morrish and Grand Blanc Roads and Baldwin and Seymour Roads through the 2010-11 High Risk Rural Road program. These intersections are located in Gaines Township.

o In June 2010, several of downtown Flint’s one-way streets were converted for two-way traffic.
If possible, try to avoid these dangerous intersections. Our Flint lawyers always stress that you avoid distracted driving. Do not use your cell phone, do not eat or watch movies in the car, and please never drink and drive.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of safe driving tips. You can also print this handy auto accident scene checklist and keep it in your glove box, so you are prepared in case of a car crash.

If you’ve been in an accident at one of these Flint intersections, or want to point out an additional intersection in the area that’s unsafe, feel free to give our personal injury lawyers feedback by posting a comment below.

If you’ve been in a car accident in Flint, Michigan

How to obtain a police report for a Flint car accident.

All copies of reports are obtained from the traffic division, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also, accident reports can be obtained online from the Michigan State Police. To purchase a report, car accident victims can go to the TCPS Traffic Crash Purchasing System website.

– The information in this article was according to a project funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation – Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

Steve Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top car accident lawyers handling serious auto personal injury cases. He frequently blogs about safe driving and Michigan roads to avoid. Michigan Auto Law has received the largest reported jury verdict for an automobile accident case in Michigan in six of the past nine years, according to published reports.

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Most dangerous intersections in Flint, Michigan

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Michigan Auto Law is the largest law firm exclusively handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state. We have offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights to better serve you. Call (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation with a Flint car accident lawyer. We can help.

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