Woman hit by vehicle in downtown Ferndale

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published October 28, 2019

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FERNDALE — A woman was in stable condition after being hit by a vehicle on Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale at 7:21 p.m. Oct. 26.

According to Ferndale police, the 31-year-old West Bloomfield woman was struck by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Ferndale man on southbound Woodward Avenue near Nine Mile Road.

Ferndale Police Lt. David Spellman stated that the woman, who was not in the crosswalk when she was hit, was not conscious at the scene when authorities arrived to provide medical attention. She was transported to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

“I don’t know exactly the extent of her injuries,” Spellman said. “I just know her condition was stable.”

Spellman told C & G Newspapers Oct. 27 that police had not spoken to the West Bloomfield woman yet, but they might be able to speak with her the following day. He also said that the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was cooperative with police.

“Over the course of their investigation, they put the driver of the vehicle through some field sobriety tasks, and he was able to perform them all properly. So there’s no indication that intoxicants were a factor in any way. It seems as though, for whatever reason, she stepped out into traffic,” Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said Oct. 28.

Brown said it didn’t look like the driver would be charged with a crime, though Brown said that could change.

While he doesn’t like to refer to incidents like these as accidents because “sometimes they're not accidents because of the way people are driving,” Brown stated that “this one really seems to have just been an accident.”

All four lanes of southbound Woodward were shut down while police conducted their investigation. The roadway was reopened at approximately midnight.

“It was closed from (West) Cambourne down to … about (West) Saratoga,” Spellman said. “That’s like a half-mile stretch.”

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