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 A woman attempting to cross southbound Woodward Avenue outside the crosswalk Feb. 18 was hit by a motorist. Police said the pedestrian is expected to recover and they do not anticipate any charges against the driver.

A woman attempting to cross southbound Woodward Avenue outside the crosswalk Feb. 18 was hit by a motorist. Police said the pedestrian is expected to recover and they do not anticipate any charges against the driver.

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Police say Ferndale woman hit by vehicle is expected to recover

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published February 21, 2020

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FERNDALE — A Ferndale woman was sent to the hospital after she was hit by a vehicle on Woodward Avenue Feb. 18.

According to the Ferndale Police Department, at around 6:35 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Woodward Avenue, a 40-year-old Ferndale woman was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross the road.

Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said the woman was attempting to walk from east to west across Woodward between West Marshall and West Hazelhurst streets. The woman was outside the crosswalk — at about the midway point between the streets, around Minser’s Collision — when she was hit.

“It was dark,” Brown said. “Basically, a vehicle owns that lane, and so I’m sure the driver was never expecting somebody to step out in front of her. She’s lucky. Once she got hit and went down, she’s lucky she didn’t — just by the grace of God — she didn’t get hit by several other cars, because they came very close to also running her over as she laid there.”

Brown said the woman was conscious at the scene and talking to police when they arrived. The woman suffered head and leg trauma as a result of the crash, and she was taken to William Beaumont Hospital.

“At first, it was believed the injury was going to be more severe than it actually turned out to be,” Brown said. “She suffered some pretty major trauma to her leg and some head trauma.”

“I know she was expected to make a recovery and there was no life threatening injuries at all,” he continued.

The vehicle that hit the woman was driven by a 45-year-old Detroit woman, who police said stopped and fully cooperated with officers. Brown said one of the main things police will do in this type of situation is check to see if the driver had ingested any intoxicants.

“There were no indicators of that whatsoever, so she was released,” he said. Brown also stated that it is unlikely any charges would be pursued against the driver.

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