Driver hospitalized after car-trike crash

By: Kevin Bunch | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published April 25, 2016


ROSEVILLE — A collision between a car and a motorized tricycle at about 5:40 p.m. April 20 left one person hospitalized as police continued to investigate exactly what happened.

The crash took place approximately 200 yards south of 14 Mile Road on southbound Gratiot Avenue, according to Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon. The driver of the car was uninjured, but the trike driver was sent to the hospital, he said.

“As far as I am aware, (the trike driver’s) last condition was serious, critical condition, but he is expected to survive,” Glandon said April 21. “I haven’t heard anything that would lead us to believe he wouldn’t pull through at this point.”

Police closed southbound Gratiot at 14 Mile and diverted traffic so that investigators could clear the scene and take measurements as part of an investigation to figure out what caused the crash. Glandon said the investigation was still in its early stages and likely would take several days, as is the normal process for serious crashes.

Final results were not available at press time.

Glandon added that investigators do not believe either driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash. No charges had been brought up at press time.