Man in Critical Condition after Pedestrian-Vehicle accident in Macomb Township [Updated]

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI –  A 58-year-old man is in critical condition after a pedestrian-vehicle crash that occurred near the intersection of 21 Mile Rd & Garfield Road just after 9:00 PM.

Police were busy determining what happened on Thursday evening September 7th, 2017. When emergency response teams arrived on scene the found that a vehicle had struck a man near the intersection.

A woman who saw the scene shortly after the accident occurred was warning other to avoid the area. She stated in a post to Facebook ‘Stay away from 21 mile and Garfield guy laying in street not moving’.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, Macomb County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the area of 21 Mile Rd. and Sanborn Dr., just east of Garfield Rd., for a crash where a vehicle had struck a pedestrian.

The vehicle, a 2017 black GMC Sierra, was driven by a 56 white male, out of Shelby Township. The vehicle was headed westbound on 21 Mile Rd., when it struck the pedestrian who was said to be crossing 21 Mile Rd. The driver and his 54 year old white female passenger (wife) were uninjured and released at the scene.

The pedestrian, a 58 year old white male out of Macomb Twp., was transported to the hospital for his injuries. He remains in critical condition at this time.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Wiley at 586-307-8230.

This was the second accident to occur in the same area today. The first crash involved two vehicles that was reported to authorities at approximately 5:15 PM. The accident took place on Garfield Road, just after the 7-11 store.

Karen Daniels Rowlands posted a comment concerning the accident on Garfield Road to the Macomb County Scanner Facebook page: “Thank you to everyone who commented and sent prayers. My mom is doing fine. She was released from the hospital and I am sure will be pretty sore tomorrow.

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To address what happened, there was no texting involved. It was simply just an accident although the other car appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and my mom was at a near stop.

The speed limit on Garfield is 50 so even if the lady was not speeding, this is really fast to be hit when you are at a near stand still.

Also, I found out about the accident because someone called me from the scene. I only happened to check FB because I wondered if Macomb Scanner happened to know about it. So all is well. Thanks again.”