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Woman Dies in Rear-End Accident with Semi-truck on U.S. 23 in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County, Michigan – One woman died, and another person was hospitalized after a semi-truck rear-ended their passenger vehicle. The incident happened Wednesday on U.S. 23 near Geddes Road.

 Reports state that the semi-truck was traveling behind the car driven by the woman when the vehicle slowed down, and the semi-truck driver could not stop in time. This led to both vehicles going into the ditch.

The young woman was declared dead at the scene. The incident also left a passenger in the car injured, and that young person was transported to the hospital.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on rear-end crashes and semi-trucks

Maintaining a safe following distance is crucial for large trucks, with a recommended duration of seven to eight seconds from the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMSCA). These vehicles’ substantial size and weight necessitate a heightened commitment to safety rules, including maintaining distance and adapting driving to current traffic conditions. Factors such as speed and distractions may contribute to truck drivers colliding with vehicles in front of them.

When truck drivers fail to adhere to these guidelines and a deadly collision like the one here results, those at fault have to give account to the surviving family and compensate them for the harm they have suffered.

May the family receive the answers they so rightfully deserve.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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