Clinton Township police are investigating a Dec. 19 traffic incident involving a pedestrian at Cottrell Street and Harper Avenue.

Clinton Township police are investigating a Dec. 19 traffic incident involving a pedestrian at Cottrell Street and Harper Avenue.

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Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by pickup truck

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published December 21, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian is in critical condition after reportedly being hit by a pickup truck.

Clinton Township Police Sgt. Christopher Allis said the crash occurred at about 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the area of Cottrell Street and Harper Avenue.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a white pickup truck was traveling north on Harper and making a right turn, heading east, onto Cottrell. Simultaneously, a 52-year-old Clinton Township man was walking northbound on a crosswalk and was struck by the truck.

“The pedestrian appears to have struck his head suffering a head injury,” Allis said. “He was conscious while on scene.”

The driver of the truck, a 53-year-old Clinton Township man, immediately stopped and rendered aid to the victim.

Police did not suspect the driver to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but did not rule out alcohol use by the pedestrian. Speed was not a factor in the crash, police added.

That intersection is controlled by traffic signals. Harper is a five-lane road with a dedicated left turn lane, while Cottrell is a three-lane road also with a dedicated turn lane. The speed in that vicinity is 45 mph for Harper and 25 mph for Cottrell.

Anyone with information is asked to call Allis at (586) 615-2525 or Capt. Bruce Wade at (586) 493-7931.

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