Construction worker injured on I-75 project

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published April 8, 2019

A 42-year-old Westland man was injured after a construction truck backed up and ran over him as he was moving construction barrels on the Interstate 75 overpass at Long Lake Road, just after 9:30 a.m April 3, police said.

Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman said that the driver of the truck was unaware that the worker had stepped off the curb before the driver backed up.

She said the victim was transported from the scene to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, for his apparent injuries.

A GoFundMe page, gofundme.com/daniel-clark-jr-we-care, identified him as Daniel Clark Jr.

On the page, his father, Daniel Clark, states, “Daniel was run over by a highway work truck while he was performing electrical service along the freeway in a construction zone. … He was rushed to the hospital with broken ribs, broken pelvis and internal bleeding. He was rushed into surgery and was put on life support machines, both of his lungs collapsed and are bleeding.”

The father said that Clark will be in the hospital for many weeks, and that he is a single parent raising his two daughters and his son. He had been laid off all winter long, and this was his first week back to work, his father said on the GoFundMe page.

As of 11 a.m. April 8, the page stated that $34,600 had been raised.