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Posted on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 : 3:38 p.m.

Superior Township firefighters use Jaws of Life to remove man from vehicle after crash

By Kyle Feldscher

Superior Township firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove a man from his car after a sports utility vehicle hit his vehicle on Ford Road on Friday.

Firefighters were sent at 12:38 p.m. Friday to M-153 and Plymouth Road after receiving a report of a T-bone accident, according to firefighters. The SUV had hit the victim's car on the door and caused the man to be stuck in the car, firefighters said.

The man who was in the car was seriously injured, and he was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by the Huron Valley Ambulance, firefighters said. The driver of the SUV refused medical treatment, firefighters said.

The investigation into how the accident occurred was still ongoing as of Friday afternoon, but firefighters said they believed one of the vehicles went through a red light at the intersection.

The ages and hometowns of the men who were involved in the crash were not immediately available Friday afternoon.

Check back to for more details on this accident as they become available.

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Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 12:19 p.m.

Same location where a man was killed last October 31st by a drunk driver. <a href=""></a>


Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 4:18 a.m.

same intersection where a ypsilanti firefighter ,his wife were hit and killed. That intersection has so many accidents. even though it is well marked with warning lights. people just dont drive safe anymore. always in a hurry.


Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 12:43 p.m.

Actually, this is not that intersection -- it's the intersection beforehand when you get off of 14. This one has a full traffic light, whereas the one at 153 and Ford, which is where the firefighter, his wife and son were killed, only has blinking lights. This one, at 153 and Plymouth, is where a drunk driver killed someone in October.


Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 1:37 a.m.

I don't call a Jeep Liberty (2003) a SUV. A little GEO speeding hit the passenger door (T-bone) (with me in the seat) and did $12,000 plus worth of damage. The idiot got out of his car and layed down in the street. No injuries. The joker got my phone number off the police report and called me and wanted my insurance #. Just saying....nothing to do with this accident. But I do and always have liked a larger auto, I feel more safe, has nothing to do with Greed. I still carry scars...after 3 years. I will be glad to hear an update on this accident. I certainly hope the seriously injured man recovers.

toothless wonder

Fri, Nov 25, 2011 : 10:36 p.m.

Old enough here to remember when the government created a law where vehicles had to have bumpers that were the same height. SUV's are vehicles which previously were not needed, they don't meet bumper standards as their bumpers go over the top of car's and hit the mere sheet metal and so kill or maim the occupants. The government created a class of vehicles that make the drivers of that class: automobile occupant killers!!! Great Going!!!! TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME needless deaths and injuries... YES SUV's are mostly safer and heavier/bigger than cars, gotta wonder why these behemoths were created, Oh wait, this is America -GREED, car companies need more profit.

Blazingly Busy

Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 4:51 p.m.

I saw the accident scene just after it happened. The bumper wasn't the issue. It was a t-bone. I hope the man in the car recovers. It was very sobering to see this. People were whizzing by the accident scene like it was just a fender bender.

Ann English

Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 12:32 a.m.

I think they were created for winter, since they are better made for winter driving than vehicles with undercarriages closer to the road surface.