Woman Dead from Hit & Run, Driver Encouraged to Contact Police
(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Department, 10/14/2011)
Tonight at about 7:30 p.m., a woman walking southbound across 8 Mile between Pinecrest and Livernois was struck by a car. The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene. It appears the woman was crossing in front of traffic in a poorly lit area. Officers and firefighters arrived and administered first aid and FFD transported the victim to Wm. Beaumont Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The woman killed in the accident is a 38 year old Detroit resident. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of family.
Ferndale Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. are investigating the matter.
It appears the driver of the vehicle was not at fault, but still fled the scene. This person who may have panicked should minimize the situation by contacting the Ferndale Police Department at 248-541-3650.
Det. Lt. William Wilson