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Posted on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 8:26 a.m.

Highway reopens: Car hit by bus and semi-truck after rolling over on I-94; driver walks away unhurt

By Paula Gardner

Editor's note: The headline has been rewritten to eliminate confusion it was creating with some readers.

Previous story: Westbound I-94 closed in west Ann Arbor due to crash

A rollover crash on westbound I-94 Wednesday morning resulted in the highway being closed for about an hour, but the driver of the rolled vehicle suffered no serious injury, officials said.

The driver rolled his vehicle on the westbound curve near Jackson Road on Ann Arbor's west side, according to Ann Arbor firefighters.

That vehicle was then struck by a bus and a semi-truck, firefighters said.

The driver was able to get out of his vehicle, but was still taken to a local hospital for tests, according to initial reports.

Michigan State Police are conducting the accident investigation, and earlier confirmed there was no serious injury as a result of the crash. The highway has reopened.

Police expect more details later this morning. This story will be updated.

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Ann English

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 12:19 a.m.

I don't know what the green signs labled "171" or "172" mean, but they point to I-94. You have an I-94 shield on Jackson Road just east of Burwood, north of Abbott Street. But the "balloon" is on the exit ramp from EASTBOUND I-94 onto Jackson Avenue. I'm guessing the vehicle is a SUV, with their higher centers of gravity and thus, greater likelihood to tip over. Sounds like the driver was going too fast on the curve to maintain control, and as with other curves in a road, other drivers don't see you as soon as they would on a straight road. This morning, I saw two cars on eastbound I-94 stopped by police for speeding, both west of the Ann Arbor-Saline Road exit. Hope neither one was the driver in this article.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 3:31 p.m.

"Some readers"? I don't know how one could have read the initial headline and not conclude that a person was struck by a vehicle.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 2:30 p.m.

The headline was "rewritten to eliminate confusion it was creating with some readers". The headliine wasn't poorly written. We are just easily confues readers! LOL

Joe Zurawski

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 3:27 p.m.

I beg to differ - if it causes confusion it is poorly written.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 3:19 p.m.

And repeaters of trite texting initials.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 2:31 p.m.

Oops! and bad typists! *confused readers


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:54 p.m.

Did the driver walk away from the car then get hit or did his car get hit with him in it?

Sam Smith

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:49 p.m.

Good to read there were no major injuries.

Sam Smith

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

Very misleading headline.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:29 p.m.

Oh wow, what car was he driving?


Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

Who said it was a car? Sounds like a mystery vehicle to me.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:25 p.m.

"Highway reopens: Driver walks away unhurt after car rolls over on I-94, then struck by bus and semi-truck" OH MY GOSH! The poor driver survived a roll over only to get run over by a bus and semi?


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 1:30 p.m.

I know. I can understand trying to cram so many words into a headline, but it literally would've been adding one more word (then 'vehicle' struck instead of then struck) into the headline to avoid any confusion.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 12:59 p.m.

Thank Goodness! Hope they are alright.