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Man seriously hurt after being struck by vehicle

January 9, 2013

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 20-year-old Macomb Township man was struck by an SUV in the early morning of Jan. 2.

According to a press release, a 21-year-old woman from Mount Clemens was traveling westbound on Metropolitan Parkway at around 1:38 a.m. when she observed a body lying on the roadway near the Interstate 94 overpass.

A preliminary investigation reveals that the woman was unable to stop her 2003 Chevy Blazer in time and struck the man, whom the sheriff revealed as Luke Thomas Lemons. The driver immediately called 911 and the victim, who was conscious, breathing and speaking at the scene, was transported to McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens, where he is being treated for serious injuries.

An investigation is ongoing, as sheriff’s officials are working to determine why Lemons was lying on a busy roadway. The sheriff said alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the accident.

About the author

Staff Writer Julie Snyder covers Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, and Mount Clemens Community Schools for the Journal. She has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2003, and attended the University of Toledo with degrees in journalism and photography. Julie has received several awards for her work in Arizona and Washington, including AP awards in Arizona for breaking news reporting and feature writing.

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