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Driving Instructor Loses Control of Speeding Vehicle Injuring Passengers

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Wolfgang Mueller of Olsman, Mueller, Wallace & MacKenzie has filed a lawsuit against a West Bloomfield police officer on behalf of two men who sustained painful and debilitating injuries in a high-speed car crash.

Mr. P and Mr. E work for a company that provides security and protection to upper management executives of Chrysler.  On December 18, 2012, the men attended a driver’s training course for the purposes of advancing their skills as security providers. West Bloomfield police officers provided the training, which took place at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan.

During the training, Officer J was driving a car, which was provided by Chrysler.  Mr. P and Mr. E were passengers in the back seat of the car. Officer J was driving dangerously fast at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.  He was driving more than 50 miles per hour over the posted speed limit for the track they were on, putting his passengers at risk.  Officer J’s reckless driving caused him to lose control of the car, crashing it into a guardrail.

Mr. P suffered serious injuries to his lower back and an enlarge heart as a result of the accident.  M. E also sustained back and abdominal injuries.  Both men endured extreme pain and experienced significant mental and emotional distress resulting from the traumatic car crash caused by Officer J’s perilous driving.