Lansing Woman strikes Redford Man with Vehicle in Roscommon County


HOUGHTON LAKE, MI – Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post troopers responded to a car versus pedestrian traffic crash on Saturday August 5th, 2017, at approximately 10:36PM, in Roscommon Township.

The first trooper to respond found multiple vehicles stopped on M-55 and an injured man lying face down in the road. The trooper summoned additional troopers and immediately rendered first aid.




A preliminary investigation revealed a 53-year-old Redford man was walking in the roadway and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Lansing woman.

Witnesses and other drivers reported the pedestrian walking on the sidewalk and then running into the road to stand near the center line with his thumb up. Witnesses report he then jumped into the moving traffic with his thumb out. One vehicle was able to avoid contact with the man, but the second vehicle was not able to avoid striking the man as he jumped into the regularly traveled portion of the roadway from the center line.

Houghton Lake EMS assisted troopers on scene and transported the injured pedestrian to the West Branch Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released the next day.

Alcohol was not a factor in the driver’s response to the incident. However, the incident, the pedestrian’s state of mind, and pedestrian’s actions remain under investigation.

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