Lake Shore Road accident claims life of St. Clair Shores woman

By: K. Michelle Moran | C&G Newspapers | Published February 10, 2019 | Updated February 11, 2019 3:08pm

File photo by K. Michelle Moran

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — An 88-year-old St. Clair Shores woman died as a result of her injuries from a crash in the 500 block of Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores on Friday night.

According to a press release, the woman, Ada Mary Andary, was driving a 1998 Cadillac heading southbound on Lake Shore when she suddenly drove up over a curb and onto the grass on the right side of the road and struck a light pole. The impact caused the light pole to topple and Andary’s vehicle rolled over, coming to a stop roughly 30 feet from the pole. Police said Andary was ejected from her vehicle. 

Paramedics who rushed to the scene determined that the injuries Andary sustained during the crash were fatal, and that was confirmed after she was taken to nearby Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit, where an emergency room doctor examined her and formally pronounced her dead at 10:20 p.m. 

Police said there do not appear to be any other vehicles involved, and Andary was the lone occupant of her vehicle. Michigan State Police from the District 2 Metro North Post in Oak Park were called to conduct an accident reconstruction at the scene, police said.

By email, Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Director John Schulte said it doesn’t appear that Andary was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Because police were still conducting their investigation, Schulte said at press time that police didn’t know what might have caused or factored into the accident.

The Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department was assisted at the accident scene by several other agencies.

“I want to thank our mutual aid partners, Grosse Pointe Farms, St. Clair Shores, Michigan State Police and Medstar Ambulance, for their assistance with this investigation,” Schulte said in a prepared statement.

Anyone with more information about the accident can contact Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety at (313) 881-5500.