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Every day, lives are forever changed by tragedies of all kinds. Car accidents can turn Michigan families upside down and leave lasting injuries and financial damages for years to come. A three-vehicle wreck in Eaton County on Oct. 21 severely injured a popular local educator, and also resulted in injuries to seven other people.

According to the victim's own account, the life-changing occurred in an instant, without her having time to take evasive actions. As she was approaching a local intersection, she saw a driver fail to stop at an intersection. That car then collided with a pickup truck that was entering the crossroads. The pickup was then propelled toward the teacher's own pickup truck as it approached the intersection. Those vehicles then slammed into her pickup, which was occupied by her and five passengers.

At the time, the woman was traveling with her spouse, daughter and three grandchildren as well as a family pet. All of her family in the pickup were injured in the collision, though only the teach suffered serious injuries. The 52-year-old suffered broken bones and a crushed hip socket.

Emergency responders worked for 30 minutes to extricate her from the wreckage. She has since had multiple surgeries. Apart from the teacher and her family, two others were hurt. The nature and extent of their injuries was not reported. 

It is unclear at this time if any charges were or will be filed in connection with this serious wreck. The teacher will likely endure an extended recovery time as she works to regain her physical well-being. Michigan car accidents can happen at any time, and though many are preventable, the damage they cause can leave victims and their families in dire financial straits. When a collision is the apparent fault of another party, victims may choose to file a personal injury claim in civil court to pursue recovery of their monetary losses.

Source: lansingstatejournal.com, "Popular Charlotte preschool teacher hurt in crash faces long recovery", Rachel Greco, Oct. 27, 2017

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