Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser

Crash on Woodward in Pontiac Overturns Vehicle, Damages Sheriff Cruiser

(Aug. 3, 2018, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)

Pontiac, MI – At approximately 10:43 am today a Sheriff’s Office Detective was traveling north bound on Woodward Ave. in Pontiac.  The Detective was being followed by another Sheriff’s Office Detective.  Both were stopped for a red light at Huron St. (M-59).  Once the traffic light turned green they proceeded north.  According to witnesses the traffic light was green for several seconds before the Detective in the first vehicle entered the intersection.

A Ford C-Max, driven by a 74 year old male form Chesterfield Twp., was traveling west bound on Huron St. (M-59) ran the red light and broadsided the Detective’s vehicle and the vehicle slid sideways in a north westerly direction causing it to strike a marked Sheriff’s patrol car which was parked on north bound Woodward just north of the intersection, on the scene of an earlier unrelated crash. The C-Max came to rest facing east bound, the opposite direction from which it was traveling.

As the Detective’s vehicle struck the rear of the patrol vehicle and the curb it rolled over and came to rest on its roof. The second Detective and 2 witnesses from DTE assisted the accident victim and the Detective in getting out of his overturned vehicle.

Medical was requested as a precaution and the Detective was transported to McLaren Hospital by Star Ambulance and was evaluated and cleared by Medical Personnel and later released.  No one else was injured in the crash. The driver of the Ford was cited for Failure to Obey a Teach Control Device (aka, Running a Red Light)

The airbags in both the responsible vehicle and the Detective’s vehicle deployed.

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