Michigan Radio producing podcast about Vladimir Konstantinov’s struggles in the face of Michigan’s no-fault auto laws

Among hockey fans, Vladimir Konstantinov is a legend for being a tough, fearless defenseman.

Affectionately nicknamed the Vladinator, the Russian-born player helped earn the Detroit Red Wings the 1997 Stanley Cup against the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the team’s first championship win after more than four decades.

But these days, Konstantinov is facing a fight tougher than anything he saw in the hockey rink. He is one of around 18,000 car crash survivors in Michigan whose lives have been upended by recent changes to the state’s auto no-fault laws.

Part One

Read the full story – Collision Course Part 1: The Konstantinov Story [Michigan Radio: NPR]

Part Two

Read Part Two – Collision Course Part 2: A Fault of Our Own [Michigan Radio: NPR]

Part Three

Read Part Three – Collision Course Part 3: Head On [Michigan Radio: NPR]