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Auto Insurance Reform Law puts Red Wings Great Vladimir Konstantinov’s Life in Jeopardy

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DETROIT, June 22, 2022 ~ 1997 Stanley Cup Champion and Former Detroit Red Wing Vladimir Konstantinov is at risk of losing the 24/7 care that he needs after the 1997 limo accident that left him with traumatic brain injuries.

Due to the Michigan auto insurance law reform, Konstantinov, along with more than 18,000 catastrophically injured Michiganders, could lose life-saving care due to the application of auto no-fault reforms.

These people are being affected, and not tomorrow … being affected today,” said Former Detroit Red Wings Forward Darren McCarty to 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith.

Darren McCarty, Konstantinov and his family, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and state and city leaders will be rallying June 23 (during the month of the 25th anniversary of the notorious crash) on behalf of the victims of the changing law.

Listen below as Darren McCarty tells Paul W. about the “Rally for Vlady,” and the changes he hopes it will inspire to benefit survivors of traumatic auto accidents.


June 22, 2022 ~ Detroit Red Wings legend Darren McCarty talks to Paul W. and Sean about Thursday’s “Rally for VladyatSpirit of Detroit Plaza and says it’s designed to bring attention to the plight of catastrophically injured Michigan residents losing medical care due to the state’s no-fault auto reforms.


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