2 Injured by Hit and Run Driver in Independence Township

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INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Independence Township Substation with the investigation of a pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred on Clintonville Road north of Fay Street last night at 10:13 pm.Hit and Run

Employees from the Clarkston Specialty Healthcare Center at 4800 Clintonville Road were attempting to assist an 83-year-old male (in a wheelchair) out of the roadway and back inside the facility when he, along with one of the employees, was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Clintonville Road. The responsible vehicle failed to stop and continued northbound.

The suspect vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with some type of red writing on the front of the vehicle. The vehicle should have damage to the front passenger side and possibly a faulty rear tail light.

Both the 83 year old resident and employee were transported to McLaren Regional Medical Center in the City of Pontiac by the Independence Township Fire Department. The 83-year-old resident is listed in critical condition and the 29-year-old employee is listed in stable condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or may have information is being asked to contact the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Tip line: 1-888-TURN-1-IN or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP where you may remain anonymous.

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