Crash on I-94 near Chelsea injures two drivers
Photo courtesy of Lou Bartal
A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 Thursday morning injured two drivers and flipped an SUV over, tying up traffic during the morning rush hour.
The accident occurred about 8 a.m. when the driver of a Chrysler Town and Country ran into the back of a Lincoln MKX crossover SUV on I-94 just west of Fletcher Road near Chelsea, said Capt. Derek Klink of the Chelsea Area Fire Authority. The impact flipped the MKX over onto its roof in the median, Klink said. The driver of the MKX said she was slowing down for traffic when the crash occurred, Klink said.
The woman who was driving was held in the vehicle by a seatbelt. Other motorists who stopped to help unbuckled her. She was suffering from back pain and remained lying down inside the vehicle until firefighters could move her to an ambulance, Klink said.
Firefighters cut away a portion of the car and used a backboard to move her to an ambulance, he said.
Huron Valley Ambulance paramedics tended to the other driver and transported both to the University of Michigan Hospital in stable condition, Klink said.
One lane on each side of the freeway was blocked for a time as firefighters and paramedics tended to the drivers, Klink said.
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