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.

Detroit Police seek tips on July 4th hit-and-run suspects

At around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, the 4th of July, a 58-year-old man was killed while crossing Schoolcraft Road at Schaefer when he was struck by a speeding car. The victim’s name has not been released.

Investigators say a black Chevy Impala or Caprice was involved and they’re tracking down two suspects who were in that car — described only as a black male and a black female. Anyone who witnessed this crime or who has any information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at (313) 596-1462. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, or by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370).

The attorneys at Ravid & Associates, P.C. understand losing a loved one or being injured due carelessness or recklessness on the part of others is painful. Our condolences go out to the victim and his family.

Man dies after a zipline accident in West Michigan

85-year-old man James J. McNeil fell to his death while on a zipline ride at Bay Shore Camp in Huron County last Thursday, September 24, at around 1:30 p.m.

Based on statements by witnesses, McNeil had just started the ride when he fell 25 feet when the harness separated from the rope. McNeil’s wife witnessed her husband fall to his death.

After the accident, the deputies of the Huron County Sheriff Department began the investigation. When the emergency crew unsuccessfully revived McNeil, he was brought to Scheurer Hospital but was already pronounced dead. Initial findings showed that the zipline ride was in good condition and that the attendant is certified to handle the ride, so it is still unknown why the accident happened.

It is a law in the United States to make such property premises safe. Our lawyers at Ravid & Associates, P.C. send their thoughts and condolences to the family and friends left by this tragic accident.