UPDATE: Chesterfield Motorcyclist Dies From Crash Injuries

Chesterfield Township police said Monday the 24-year-old man died Saturday night in a Mount Clemens hospital.

A 24-year-old Chesterfield Township man, who was badly injured in a Thursday evening crash on Jefferson, has died from his injuries, police said Monday.

Benjamin Schulenburg passed away Saturday evening in McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens, according to Detective Sgt. Deron Myers of Chesterfield Township Police Department. 

According to township police, witnesses reported Schulenburg was heading south on Jefferson around 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a 59-year-old Chesterfield woman turned left in front of him from northbound Jefferson onto Au Sable. He then lost control and fell off his bike, sliding southbound on Jefferson.

"Accident investigators at the scene believe the man struck his helmet on the wheel of the woman’s vehicle as he slid on the pavement past her," Myers stated Friday. 

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash. Police said the accident remains under investigation and it's possible the Chesterfield woman could face undetermined charges, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Dorothy Bade September 18, 2012 at 11:41 AM
My heart is sad for this young mans family AND I am sad for the woman who caused the crash. Please people DO NOT take a chance with another person's life. We lost a very dear young friend in exactly the same way- car turning left in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Please - watch out for the bikers.
Sarah Franklin September 19, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Sorry to see someone so young die in such a tragic accident-- truly very sad and most sincere condolences to the family. But the way things work in this 'Great Country gone wrong' makes it time for someone to get a big-time lawsuit going. Lots of money on the table here with 1/3 going to some lucky attorney. Heck, this 'accident' has got to be worth at least $50 billion to someone. Lets sue the person that caused the accident, their family, their neighbors, the manufacturer of the car, the manufacturer of the bike, the maker of the helmet, the maker of the sunglasses worn by the rider, the Township, the State and don't leave out the person on the porch who just happened to witness the accident but didn't yell loud enough to prevent the accident from happening. Wouldn't we have a much better society if our moral compass would recognize accidents (where intent is not involved) as just that... grieve dearly for those involved like the young man here... and then pray and forgive those who meant no harm but were in the wrong place at the wrong time... without having the wrath of the legal system waiting in the wings like a vulture with no conscience to fly in for the pickings. Wouldn't it also be nice if we could take all the politicians that create laws allowing this and the ambulance chasers which exploit the laws ... build a fence around the State of Wyoming and transport the lot of them out there so they can sue each other until the sun doesn't shine anymore?


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