Man dies after being struck by vehicle on Coolidge

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published October 23, 2019

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TROY — A 37-year-old Royal Oak man died Oct. 16 from injuries he sustained in a pedestrian crash with a car on Coolidge Highway, north of Maple Road, near Somerset Boulevard, that occurred just before 8:45 p.m. Oct. 4, police said.

According to the police report, a 74-year-old Royal Oak woman was driving a 2009 Pontiac Torrent northbound on Coolidge Highway when the car struck the man, who was attempting to cross Coolidge Highway.

The man was transported from the scene to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

Police said he died Oct. 16, apparently as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash.

Troy Police Department Sgt. Meghan Lehman said the Torrent driver had the right of way, as there is no legal pedestrian crossing at the location of the crash.

She said there were no charges pending against the Torrent driver, and neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be factors in the crash.

Police said that at the time of the crash, both northbound and southbound traffic on Coolidge Highway had been rerouted to the northbound lanes due to construction. The two-lane road was reportedly separated by construction barrels.

The Troy Police Department Traffic Safety Unit investigated the incident.