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Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 8:24 a.m.

Police: Alcohol likely involved in Pittsfield Township crash that sent 1 to hospital

By Kyle Feldscher

A crash trapped a 31-year-old Belleville man in his vehicle Thursday morning in Pittsfield Township, police said.


Pittsfield Township police are investigating a Thursday morning crash that sent one man to the hospital.

Police and fire personnel found the Belleville man pinned in his vehicle and unresponsive after they were dispatched to the two-car crash at 12:33 a.m. Thursday on Michigan Avenue between Carpenter and Crane roads.

Emergency personnel removed the man from the vehicle and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. He suffered minor injuries, police said in a press release about the crash.

Police closed Michigan Avenue between Carpenter and Crane until just before 3 a.m. Thursday to investigate.

The Belleville man was deemed to be at fault, and alcohol appeared to be a factor in the crash, police said in the release.

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Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 6:22 p.m.

He did not sustain minor injuries he is still in the hospital with all of his ribs broken and/or fractured and is still undergoing testing.


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 4:46 a.m.

I agree it wasn't minor injuries and I also agree that the type/size of the vehicle saved his life. :) He is very blessed and lucky!! I am so glad he is still with us!! Praying he has a fast recovery.


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 7:26 p.m.

However, the vehicle that he was driving in my personal opinion, saved his life. It was a heavy work van


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 9:28 p.m.

It was a head on collision with a Semi. Semi driver is/was uninjured and the person driving the other vehicle is/was being treated for their injuries.

Ann English

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 11:25 p.m.

If this kind of accident had taken place on an expressway, the drunk driver would probably have been killed. They do occasionally drive on the wrong side of the road at night. What an unusually good ending for the drivers involved here. The ending might not have been good for the smaller vehicle.

Basic Bob

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:17 p.m.

From this story, I'm guessing the second vehicle was unmanned.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 8:03 p.m.

And the second vehicle was not unmanned


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 7:31 p.m.

The second vehicle was a Semi. Head on collision.

An Arborigine

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

B double E double R-U-N, beer run!