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St. Clair Shores jogger struck by vehicle

April 25, 2013

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old St. Clair Shores man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car during a late-morning jog in Harrison Township April 23.

Macomb County Sheriff’s Lt. John Michalke said the victim was jogging along Jefferson near Ponchartrain at around 11:10 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Shelby Township man.

County deputies had been called to the area of Jefferson and Crocker, following a series of reports about an erratic driver.

While searching for the described vehicle, a report came in about a pedestrian who had been struck by an out-of-control vehicle.

Michalke said that an investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was traveling northbound on Jefferson in a 2013 Dodge Ram pick-up truck when he veered across the centerline and struck the victim, who was jogging northbound on the southbound Jefferson shoulder.

The lieutenant said the victim suffered a laceration and was treated and released at McLaren Hospital in Mount Clemens.

The driver was reportedly suffering from a medical condition at the time of the accident. Michalke said the driver had an extremely low blood-sugar level.

“There was no evidence of alcohol or drug use,” he said.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Macomb Sheriff’s Department at (586) 469-5151. Michalke said once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the township attorney or the Macomb County Prosecutor for consideration of any charges.

“It appears to be just a tragic accident,” he said.

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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