CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Clinton Township Police department responded to a traffic crash involving a white pickup truck and a pedestrian. The crash occurred around 5:25pm on Cottrell and Harper.
Preliminary investigation indicates the pickup truck was traveling north on Harper and making a right turn (East) onto Cottrell. At the same time a pedestrian, a 52-year-old man from Clinton Township, was walking north bound in the crosswalk and was struck. The pedestrian appears to have struck his head suffering a head injury. He was conscious while on scene.
The driver, a 53-year-old man from Clinton Township, immediately stopped and rendered aid. The pedestrian is in critical condition as of this press release.
Drugs are not suspected, but alcohol may have been involved with the pedestrian. Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected for the driver. Speed doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.
The intersection of Harper and Cottrell is controlled by traffic signals. Harper is a five lane roadway with a dedicated left turn lane. Cottrell is a three lane roadway and also has a dedicated turn lane. The speed limit is posted at 45 mph for Harper and Cottrell is posted at 25 mph.
The Clinton Township Police Department is continuing the investigation and requests any witnesses to the crash or anyone having information pertinent to the crash, to contact the Captain Wade at: (586)493-7931 and/or Sergeant C. Allis at: (586)615-2525.