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Michigan State Trooper's Quick Action Saves Life of 10-Year-Old Girl

The fatal multi-vehicle pileup that took place on I-75 on January 31, 2012 claimed the lives of three individuals, two of them children. Thankfully, due to the quick action of a Michigan State Trooper, who was reportedly one of the first emergency personnel on the scene, 10-year-old Hannah Greenwood survived the massive accident that claimed the lives of her 9-year-old sister and 7-year-old brother. The responding State Trooper, Seth Swanson, reported that he arrived at the scene of the accident and was immediately directed, by various motorists who had also been involved in the pileup, to a crumpled up Mazda6. When Swanson arrived at the vehicle, the driver was outside the vehicle, a female passenger was in the front seat and three children were in the back seat.

After attempting to get a pulse on the younger children, Swanson went around to the other side and broke a window to check to see if the older child had a pulse. When he was able to find a pulse, albeit a faint one, he immediately cleared her airway, placed a resuscitation mask over her mouth and nose and proceeded to give her rescue breaths until she was able to take a deep breath, and then continuing breathing on her own. Emergency personnel then transported the girl to a local hospital where she was able to recover from her injuries. The girl's father has also been able to recover from his injuries and has since been released from the hospital, however the girl's mother remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Being involved in a car accident can be an extremely traumatic experience, especially when that car accident results in the loss of a loved one. One of the difficulties in multi-vehicle accidents, in particular, is that it may be hard to determine who is liable for the accident and resultant injuries. Without being able to determine liability, filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your damages, injuries and the wrongful death of a loved one can be next to impossible. That is where a skilled car accident lawyer from my firm can help. I have been successfully representing the victims of multi-vehicle accidents and other types of car accidents for more than 20 years. When you contact my firm, I will take the time to thoroughly review your case, analyze accident and police reports, help you determine who is liable for your injuries or the wrongful death, and advise you on how to proceed.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident, contact a Detroit car accident attorney at Abrahams Law today in order to schedule your confidential consultation.