Fatal crash on west side of Ann Arbor resulted from driver suffering medical condition, police say
A 66-year-old man died Thursday after his car was hit by a 48-year-old man who suffered a medical condition, causing him to pass out and run a red light, according to police.
The accident occurred at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Maple Road and Dexter Avenue, according to Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush. She said the 48-year-old man was traveling east on Dexter Avenue when a medical issue caused him to pass out. His Saturn ran a red light and he collided with the 66-year-old man’s Toyota, which was traveling north on Maple Road, Bush said.
The 66-year-old man died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Bush said the 48-year-old man was transported to the hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance to be treated for his medical issue. Police are not releasing the nature of the medical issue that caused the man to pass out, Bush said.
The Toyota was hit near the driver’s side door, pinning the 66-year-old man inside the vehicle, Bush said. Ann Arbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said when firefighters arrived at the scene, the man was pinned inside the vehicle and not breathing.
Vogel said firefighters used the Jaws of Life to remove the man from the Toyota, but he was declared dead at the scene.
Authorities originally reported three cars were involved in the crash, but Bush said only two cars were involved. The third car thought to be involved in the crash was actually a witness who had pulled over to the side of the road to wait for authorities, Bush said.
The identities of the men involved in the crash have not been released.
Thursday saw two traffic accidents resulting in deaths. A man was killed after being hit by a semi truck while walking onto Interstate 94 near Stone School Road. Police reported witnesses said the man appeared to walk out in front of the truck deliberately.