Firefighters from the Rochester Hills Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire Aug 31. A vehicle reportedly struck a tree and rolled over several times.

Firefighters from the Rochester Hills Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire Aug 31. A vehicle reportedly struck a tree and rolled over several times.

Photo provided by the Rochester Hills Fire Department


Man injured in crash, vehicle fire

By: Mary Beth Almond | Rochester Post | Published September 8, 2020

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ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle crash and fire on North Adams Road, just north of Walton Boulevard, at around 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Upon arrival, firefighters found an upside-down vehicle — which had reportedly struck a tree and rolled over several times — completely engulfed in flames.

While firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, another crew of firefighters and paramedics went to care for the driver — a 30-year-old man, who was found on the grass about 30 feet from the vehicle.

“He was awake on scene and stable for transport to the trauma center,” said John Lyman, the fire and life safety educator for the Rochester Hills Fire Department.

Firefighters said the impact of the crash was so great that the vehicle’s motor was found in the roadway about 30 feet away from the vehicle.

North Adams was closed for over two hours for investigation and cleanup.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.

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