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Posted on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

Investigation continues into fatal car-pedestrian accident

By Kyle Feldscher

The Pittsfield Township police accident investigation team continues to interview witnesses after a 59-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman died Thursday from injuries suffered when she was hit by a car.

Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said Friday there aren’t many new details to release on the crash. He said the woman was walking west across the road, but Schick wasn’t sure if she was in a crosswalk or not.

“I’m not sure where the traffic signals were. We’re still trying to figure that out,” he said.

The woman died from her injuries after being taken to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital. Emergency crews were sent to Golfside Drive north of Washtenaw Avenue at 5:53 p.m. Thursday. Police confirmed the woman had died just before 7:30 p.m.

It’s unclear at this point if the driver of the red Toyota sedan that struck the woman was breaking any laws or was at fault for the crash.

No one was arrested at the scene of the crash Thursday. Schick said the woman’s son had been notified of her death, but he did not release the woman’s name Friday afternoon.

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Ann English

Sun, Nov 11, 2012 : 1:01 a.m.

Sounds as if she shopped at Kmart and was returning to the apartments on Twin Lakes.


Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

People cross Golfside frequently, ignoring traffic and crosswalks, wearing dark clothing. This was bound to happen. I'm sorry for it, but people walking in traffic after dark need to be aware that they can't be seen if they are wearing dark clothing!


Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 12:32 p.m.

Please don't be ignorant and show some respect for the family.


Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 12:08 a.m.

"I'm not sure where the traffic signals were. We're still trying to figure that out," he said." So what happened to the signals, did somebody steal them? I believe this may have been only part of what Deputy Chief Schick said.


Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 12:55 p.m.

The area closed for the investigation was north of Washtenaw Ave to just past the house on the west side of the road. There are no cross walks there. The nearest one is at Washtenaw. That part of Golfside has been re done. Now it is only one lane north and one south with a left turn lane and bike lanes going both ways. There are still sidewalks on both sides of the street there too.


Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 7:27 a.m.

I think he meant he wasn't sure where they were in relationship to where the scene of the accident took place. The case hinges on whether or not she was in the crosswalk and also if she had the right of way.