A malfunctioning traffic light is the cause for a fatal motorcycle accident on May 16 in Detroit, Michigan. At an intersection. A motorcycle crashed into a mini-van crossing the intersection at the same time. Authorities were trying to establish fault when they noticed the traffic lights were giving conflicting signals.
Residents in the area said the street lights have been malfunctioning for some time and they have reported the problem to the city, but nothing has been done. When questioned about the lights, the police said the Department of Public Lighting had contracted the maintenance of the lights out to another company. The mayor’s office released a statement saying further investigation revealed that one of the traffic lights caused the conflicting signals, and the city had not received any complaints about it malfunctioning.
The tragedy of this story is that neither driver nor rider were at fault. However, the people in charge of the lights maintenance could be held responsible. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, please contact our national accident lawyer today at (866) 377-3800. You may be entitled to compensation.
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