Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A pickup truck collided with a Shelby Township ambulance carrying two firefighters at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 23 Mile and Schoenherr roads.
The two firefighters and pickup truck driver involved in a traffic accident Sunday in Shelby Township have not suffered serious injuries, authorities say. The accident, which involved an ambulance and pickup truck, took place at approximately 2 p.m. at the intersection of 23 Mile and Schoenherr roads. The ambulance was on its way to an emergency call when it was broadsided by the pickup. “It’s one of those unfortunate situations,” said Fire Chief James Swinkowski. “All policies and procedures in place for responding and clearing an intersection were followed to a tee.” Swinkowski said the ambulance had cleared all but the right eastbound lane when the pickup hit. "The pickup truck had the green light and the ambulance was inching across …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A 57-year-old Lapeer woman was killed when the Mustang she was driving crossed the center line and hit a Shelby Township resident's SUV head-on.
Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash Friday afternoon on Adams Road in Rochester Hills; they also said they believed alcohol was involved in the crash. Kim Cheryl Miller, 57, of Lapeer, died after the 1995 Ford Mustang she was driving crossed the center line of Adams Road and crashed head-on into a Chevrolet Trailblazer at 1:55 p.m. Friday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the Trailblazer was a 33-year-old Shelby Township resident. In a report released Saturday night, invesitgators piece together the events leading up to the crash. Miller was transported to Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m., according to the report. The Shelby Township driver was …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Utica police are investigating a crash that has left three people seriously injured.
The Utica police are looking for witnesses to a serious accident Sunday night on the M-59 expressway because it may have involved alcohol. Cheif Dave Faber said all three people involved in the two-car crash, which occurred just after 11 p.m. were seriously injured. According to police, a white Chevrolet Malibu and a grey Ford Taurus crashed on westbound M-59 at the exit ramp from southbound M-53. However, Faber said they are looking for witnesses because details are sketchy. "We are unsure of the circumstances as we have no eyewitnesses at this time," he said. Alcohol appears to have been a factor, according to Faber. The Utica Police Department asks that anyone who may have seen the crash should contact them at 586-731-2345.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Utica police looking for witnesses in a pedestrian crash that killed a 61-year-old Sterling Heights man.
The Utica police department is looking for witnesses in last week's fatal pedestrian crash on Hall Road and Van Dyke Avenue. The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. on Oct. 14. Utica Police Chief Dave Faber said a 61-year-old Sterling Heights man was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross the intersection of Hall Road and Van Dyke. The victim has been identified as Robert Smith. Faber said Smith was on his way home from work when he was struck. The crash remains under investigation. However, Faber said early indications reveal a 41-year-old Clinton Township man driving a 1999 Saturn drove through a green light at the intersection when his vehicle struck Smith. The investigation reveals Smith crossed the road against the the cross walk signs. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Slowly but surely, smart traffic signal software has been built into almost every intersection in Shelby Township. Here's a list of the smartest lights in town.
Smart traffic signals have slowly replaced almost every traditional traffic light in the county since 2006. Smart traffic signals utilize software and wireless communications to read real-time traffic situations, and can ease the flow of traffic by reducing the amount of time cars spend idling. All of the data is sent back to a server at the county’s Traffic Operations Center in Mount Clemens. During the day, a team monitors surveillance videos and the data, and can adjust timing of the lights if the intersection is congested or if an accident occurs. Adam Merchant, Macomb County Road Commission traffic engineer, said most every intersection in Shelby Township has at least some type of smart technology integrated such as vehicle detection…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A 91-year-old woman who was involved in a two-car crash Wednesday afternoon in Shelby Township has died.
A woman who was seriously injured in a two-car crash on 23 and Van Dyke Wednesday has died. Lt. Thomas Kohl told Patch that the woman, who was transported to Henry Ford Hospital via EMS, later died at the hospital from her injuries. Kohl said the woman was 91-years-old. Her identity has not yet been revealed. Police have not released the details of the crash, which occurred just before noon. This is the second fatal crash at the intersection in the past month. On Oct. 4, a 74-year-old man who was involved in a crash at the intersection died. "We’ve had two fatal accidents in the past month on 23 and Van Dyke. I have no idea if it’s because of the smart traffic lights or if drivers aren’t educated about them," said Kohl. Patch.com will have…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A woman was seriously injured in a two-car crash at 23 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue Wednesday.
A woman was seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash on 23 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue Wednesday, just before noon. Lt. Michael Coady said the woman had suffered “very severe injuries.” She was transported by EMS to Henry Ford Hospital. Her identity is not known. The intersection was closed for ninety minutes while police conducted their investigation. Coady told Patch he could not release details of the crash because the investigation has not been completed. Stay with Patch.com for updates on this crash, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Woman killed in Shelby Township crash leaves behind three children.
A funeral for Jacquelyn Archambault was held at Sullivan Funeral Home on Hall Road over the weekend. The 51-year-old Shelby Township woman was killed in a car crash on 21 Mile Road, near the M-53 overpass on last Monday. Police said Archambault was driving alone westbound on 21 Mile Road when she crossed over the center line to the left and hit a trailer, which was pulled by a vehicle heading westbound. Archambault struck a Chevrolet Malibu that was behind the trailer, heading westbound. A 73-year-old Macomb Township woman driving the Malibu was seriously injured. Archambault was the mother of three: Richardson, Tristan and Tavish Smith, according to Sullivan Funeral Homes. Friends and family can share her memory at www.…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Police continue to investigate a crash on 21 Mile Road Monday that killed a 51-year-old Shelby Township woman and injured a 73-year-old Macomb Township woman.
A 51-year-old Shelby Township woman died and a 73-year-old Macomb Township woman was seriously injured in a crash Monday just after 5 p.m. on 21 Mile Road, near the M-53 overpass. Earlier today, police had said in a press release that the crash on 21 Mile Road sent two people to the hospital in serious condition. However, a revised release reports that the Shelby Township woman died as a result of her injuries. Preliminary investigations reveal the Shelby Township woman driving a Chrysler Sebring was headed eastbound when she crossed over the center line to the left and hit a trailer, which was pulled by a vehicle heading westbound. The Sebring struck a Chevrolet Malibu that was behind the trailer, heading westbound. The 73-year-old Macomb…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Check out SEMCOG's list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Shelby Township
With an average of 42 crashes a year since 2007, 23 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue is the most dangerous intersection in Shelby Township, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). However, no fatal accidents have been reported at that intersection since 2007. Shelby-Utica Patch Facebook followers had their own list. Many people said 23 Mile and Schoenherr roads, which was No. 2 on SEMCOG's list. "Hands down it has to be 23 Mile just east of Schoenherr... if I had to guesstimate - I would say on average 1-2 accidents per week," said Joe Riera on Facebook. Nancy Gindlesperger said, "The round about @ 26 mile, and 23 and schoenherr. And I too hate these new lights!" While personal experience provides every motorist …