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January 9, 2013

Man seriously hurt after being struck by vehicle

By Julie Snyder
C & G Staff Writer

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.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Julie Snyder at jsnyder@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1039.