Police say pedestrian in stable condition after being hit by minivan

By: Victoria Mitchell | Royal Oak Review | Published May 29, 2015


A 56-year-old Commerce Township man is in stable condition after he was hit by a minivan while crossing the street Friday afternoon in downtown Royal Oak, police said.

According to police, the man was unconscious and suffered significant injuries. Police are not releasing the name of the victim.

Police said the man was crossing South Washington Avenue near the intersection with West Sixth Street at about 1:05 p.m. May 29 when the driver of the minivan was backing up to park in a space and hit the pedestrian.

According to a statement issued by police, “The victim was not legally crossing the street when the accident occurred.”

Police said two people nearby aided the man until emergency services arrived.

The man was transported to William Beaumont Hospital and was being treated for head and back injuries, police said.

The 32-year-old Bloomfield Township woman who drove the minivan was released from the scene pending further investigation. Police said neither weather nor alcohol were factors in the accident.       

The Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, in conjunction with the Oakland County accident investigation unit, is investigating the incident.