Fatal Marne Bicycle-Car Crash Kills Grandville Teacher

Posted on May 9th, 2013

Michigan bicycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting on a Marne bicycle accident that killed Jeffrey Looman, a teacher at Grandville’s Calvin Christian High School. The accident happened on Monday, May 6th on 24th Avenue north of Cleveland Street. According to police, Mr. Looman didn’t slow down for a stop sign on the trail colliding into the path of a SUV, driven by Rodney Klein. Mr. Looman was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. This accident remains under investigation.

I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident. My condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.

Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyer

According to a recent study by the Boston Children’s Hospital reveals that about three quarters of the people who die in bicycle crashes each year die from head injuries. The same study found that states with mandatory helmet laws had significantly lower rates of death among young people. In fact, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis cites, “Bicycle helmets are 85%-88% effective in eliminating or reducing fatalities and head injuries from bicycle accidents.”

Our Michigan car accident attorneys advise bicyclist victims of their legal rights. For this particular bike-car collision, the family members of the deceased victim may be able to make a claim for Survivor Loss Benefits.  This can include payment of funeral expenses, lost wages, and loss of other services.  At the very least, all parties involved in the accident and family members should contact the best possible bicycle accident lawyer to discuss their legal rights.

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