MSP Dashcam: West MI Driver Loses Control, Launches Off Highway
A Michigan State Police cruiser caught the whole accident on video.
In the early morning hours of July 17th, 2022, a Michigan State Police trooper caught a wild accident on video. While driving at a high rate of speed, the driver lost control of the vehicle. Seconds after, the dashcam of a Michigan State Police cruiser filmed the car driving off the road and then launching over an embankment.
It is reported that the driver was traveling around 89 mph in a 60 mph construction zone at the time of the accident. The crash took place on westbound I-198 near 32nd Avenue, which is in Jamestown Township in Ottawa County. According to reports, the driver only received minor injuries.
This would be a good time to remind everyone to slow down in construction zones. Not only can you kill someone out there working, but sometimes sharp turns and other detours can happen suddenly.
This is one of those things that really drives me crazy. The number of distracted drivers and overall terrible drivers out there is terrifying. I am definitely one of those people that will scream through the window at you for being a moron. I don't care how late you are or whatnot, we are all driving these crappy roads together and are not happy about it. Don't make it worse by being impatient and causing wrecks.
This is somewhat similar to another accident not too long ago when a Michigan driver launched himself over an overpass on US-131, click here to see that one.