Traffic Incidents

Published July 22, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP -- The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a motorist who on July 21 struck a 15-year-old girl riding her bike in Harrison Township.

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Published July 11, 2016

CENTER LINE — An investigation into an afternoon collision that killed a middle-aged bicyclist at 10 Mile and Federal July 7 remains open and ongoing, while a final confirmation of the deceased man’s identity is still pending.

Lt. Thomas Costello of the Center Line Public Safety Department said the bicyclist, thought to be 61, apparently left a party store at the intersection just after 3 p.m. when he was struck on Federal by a Chrysler 300.

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Published June 23, 2016

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — Two suspects were apprehended and were among five people injured — including two police officers — after a bank robbery in Sterling Heights led to a pursuit and two crashes in Warren shortly after 1 p.m. on June 23. 

According to Sterling Heights Police Capt. Dale Dwojakowski, a bank robbery was reported at about 12:50 p.m. at the Vibe Credit Union, located at 33950 Van Dyke Ave. in Sterling Heights, just north of 14 Mile Road. Police said no one was hurt during the incident, and no weapon was reportedly seen.

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Published June 22, 2016

Police said a 23-year-old Pontiac man took his own life by lying on the railroad tracks near Catalpa Drive the morning of June 22.

Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens said the man’s next of kin was notified June 23.

“We are withholding the name out of respect and compassion for the family,” he said.

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Published June 20, 2016

FERNDALE — A medical condition is what Ferndale police and the Oakland County medical examiner believe caused a crash and a 62-year-old man’s death on Sunday, June 12.

According to police, the medical condition caused Paul Kish to veer off Woodward Avenue, near Oakridge Street, at approximately 6:12 a.m.

The crash happened near the Living Modes furniture store at the intersection. Kish’s pickup truck crashed head-on into a utility pole after hitting some smaller trees along the way.

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Published June 8, 2016

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 23-year-old Warren woman was uninjured after her vehicle veered off the expressway and into a drainage ditch adjacent to the Clinton River Spillway in Harrison Township the morning of June 8.

Macomb County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of westbound Interstate 94 between Metropolitan Parkway and Shook Road at just after 8:42 a.m. after a semitrailer driver contacted 911 upon witnessing the car suddenly drive off the road and land in the drainage ditch.

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Published June 1, 2016

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STERLING HEIGHTS — A Sterling Heights resident is facing charges after the vehicle he was driving collided with a Warren Consolidated Schools bus as it transported students home May 27.

Konrad Sliwinski, 40, has been charged with a minor injury accident, felonious assault with a motor vehicle, and reckless driving for crashing into the bus after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident that reportedly began in Troy.      

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Published May 27, 2016

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STERLING HEIGHTS — A Grissom Middle School student was taken to a local hospital for observation after a Warren Consolidated Schools bus was involved in a traffic incident at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 27.

The crash happened on 15 Mile Road between Ryan and Dequindre roads, according to district officials. According to information obtained by WCS officials, an SUV hit the bus head-on and the bus driver was not at fault.

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Published May 20, 2016

A 25-year-old Romeo man died of injuries he sustained after he crashed his motorcycle on Big Beaver, at Daley Drive, east of Rochester Road, just before 10:30 p.m. May 19.

According to reports, witnesses said the man was driving erratically in and out of traffic with two other motorcycles before the crash.

“All the motorcycles were seen traveling together prior to the crash,” said Troy police Sgt. Meghan Lehman. She said there were no charges made against the other motorcycle drivers at this time. “We are still investigating,” she said.

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Published May 16, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Macomb Township man was ticketed after he reportedly crashed his car into the rear of a L’Anse Creuse school bus the morning of May 5.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the school bus was stopped to pick up a student on eastbound 21 Mile Road, near Parklane Court, in Macomb Township at around 8:16 a.m. when the collision occurred. The bus had its red flashers activated at the time of the crash, law enforcement reported.

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Published May 16, 2016

HAZEL PARK — The Michigan State Police are investigating an incident where a motorist hit a trooper’s vehicle while the trooper was conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Nine Mile Road in Hazel Park, critically injuring a woman and dealing mild injuries to others.

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Published May 16, 2016

Police say a mix of alcohol and speed are likely to blame for a fatal car crash that occurred Sunday night, killing one person and injuring another.

The incident took place just before 10 p.m. Sunday, May 15. According to Sgt. Kim Comerford of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, 24-year-old Travis Walls, of Ortonville, and his 22-year-old female passenger from West Bloomfield struck a tree in a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee after leaving the roadway while traveling eastbound on Long Lake Road, from Telegraph.

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Published May 5, 2016

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a Macomb Township man died following a motorcycle crash during the evening of May 4.

Jeremiah King, 29, died after his motorcycle collided with a minivan at the corner of 23 Mile Road and Romeo Plank at 9:33 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that the motorcycle was traveling northbound on Romeo Plank, and as it entered the 23 Mile Road intersection, it hit the minivan.

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Published April 27, 2016

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that led to the death of a 93-year-old man.

The traffic incident occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the intersection of 19 Mile and Garfield roads in Clinton Township.

A 93-year-old man was driving a silver 2005 Buick Century. Preliminary investigation indicated that the Buick was traveling westbound on 19 Mile Road, while a semi-tractor trailer was traveling northbound on Garfield Road.

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Published April 27, 2016

SOUTHFIELD — Local police are warning residents to look out for deer on the roadways this spring.

According to Deputy Police Chief Nick Loussia, the city of Southfield has seen a significant increase in the number of deer-related collisions this year.

Between January and April 2015, Loussia said, the police had responded to 15 calls regarding deer-related incidents. This year, however, that number has exceeded 30.

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Published April 26, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — A 36-year-old Commerce Township man drove his car off the road and into the Clinton River at 5:51 p.m. April 18 near the Livernois and Avon Road intersection.

According to a police report, the driver, who was alone in his car, made no attempt to exit his vehicle and did not respond to verbal commands from police and fire officials at the scene.

Officials entered the river, secured a safety line to the car and removed the driver, bringing him to safety.

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Published April 25, 2016

ROSEVILLE — A collision between a car and a motorized tricycle at about 5:40 p.m. April 20 left one person hospitalized as police continued to investigate exactly what happened.

The crash took place approximately 200 yards south of 14 Mile Road on southbound Gratiot Avenue, according to Deputy Police Chief Don Glandon. The driver of the car was uninjured, but the trike driver was sent to the hospital, he said.

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Published April 20, 2016

MADISON HEIGHTS — A homeless man was killed when he was hit twice by cars while crossing the road in Madison Heights, with the second car dragging him down the road and the driver unaware that the man was trapped underneath until someone flagged her down.

The fatal incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. April 6. The victim has been identified as Rodney Gipson, 59. He was reportedly jaywalking on 12 Mile just west of Dequindre, an area that police say wasn’t well-lit at the time. He was also reportedly wearing dark clothing, which didn’t help visibility.

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Published April 19, 2016

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported that a single-car fatal crash occurred at approximately 9:41 p.m. April 16 on 23 Mile Road west of Heydenreich.

A 27-year-old Troy man was reportedly driving eastbound on 23 Mile at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his 2002 Toyota and struck a telephone pole west of Heydenreich.

The driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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Published April 14, 2016

Berkley Public Safety Department officers were on the scene of a crash Thursday, April 14, in which a vehicle went through the storefront of a nail salon near the intersection of 12 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. at Great Nails, 28989 Woodward Ave.

According to police and a store owner, there was no one in the salon at the time of the incident, as it was closed.

Berkley officers, as well as Belfor Property Restoration workers, were on the scene of the incident to investigate and provide cleanup for the crash, respectively.

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