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Posted on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 6:26 p.m.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Golfside Drive

By Kyle Feldscher


Police investigate a red Toyota believed to have struck a woman on Golfside Drive north of Washtenaw Avenue Thursday evening. The woman, who was a pedestrian, died from her injuries.

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A 59-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman died Thursday after being struck by a red Toyota sedan on Golfside Drive north of Washtenaw Avenue just before 6 p.m., according to police.

Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick confirmed at 7:25 p.m. Thursday the woman struck by the vehicle died from her injuries. She had initially suffered serious injuries but died while at the hospital.

Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety officials closed down Golfside Drive north of Washtenaw Avenue after the woman, who was a pedestrian, was struck. Police stated the Toyota was southbound on Golfside Drive when it hit the woman.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the area at 5:53 p.m. Thursday. Dispatchers confirmed the area was being shut down just after 6:15 p.m. so police could investigate the crash.

Pittsfield Township authorities sent out an email alert asking motorists to avoid the area on Thursday evening. It was not clear how long the road would be closed, according to the alert.

A red Toyota sedan was on scene and had minor damage to the front bumper. No ambulances were at the scene as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the Toyota was not injured in the crash, according to police.

The Pittsfield Township police accident investigation team was still on scene at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The investigation is on-going and there were no arrests made as of Thursday evening.

Anyone who might have information related to the crash is encouraged to call the Pittsfield Township police at 734-822-4911.

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Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 1:25 p.m.

Thank you for all of the positive comments. I am a friend of the family and they are devastated. I was devastated just to see this on the front page. I pray they don't see it.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 1:16 p.m.

God be with her family. So sad, I saw all the commotion from outside my apartment. They need to put the blinking pedestrian lights on this street! motorists are still adjusting to the new pedestrian walkway and overall update to the road. Please do something about this, we can't have this happen again!

Nunya Bidness

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 12:47 p.m.

Hard to imagine that a car could have been going fast enough to kill. I just drove this stretch last week and it was all torn up and under construction. I can see from the picture above that it was still the case. I know when I drove it I had to go under the speed limit just to watch out for crews and those man holes. The casements for the man holes were several inches above the roadway and could've popped a tire or dented a rim.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 1:21 p.m.

Could've, would've, should've. Why don't we wait until we have more details before sharing our brilliant insights. It might be hard for some to imagine, but, yes, a woman died. Let's have some respect.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 5:34 a.m.

They just finished up installing/constructing (whatever you want to call it) pedestrian crosswalk areas (3 or 4 between Washtenaw and Clark)...eerie that "as soon" as they do..this happens. This is so sad :(


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 2:59 a.m.

Condolences to this woman's family. I wish there were better lighting in this area - would probably benefit walkers and drivers alike.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 5:35 a.m.

Definitely agree! Golfside needs a lot better lighting, the whole strip of it does. :(


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 1:15 a.m.

I'm so sorry for the woman's family and the driver of the other car also. I will wait for further information as to what happened.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 12:35 a.m.

"...minor damage to the front bumper..." Haunting...


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 4:16 a.m.

If you look closely you see the windshield is broken/cracked at the base of the drivers side A-Pillar.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 12:01 a.m.

I hope everyone is okay, although I'm thinking the fact that they shut the road down completely is not a good sign. This is a high speed, heavy traffic area and I have definitely seen people crossing Golfside at night wearing dark clothing on their way to Kmart from the apartments across the road. Obviously not sure if that's what happened here but it seems likely since it was north of the crosswalk and dark outside.