Michigan Avenue closed at Carpenter after serious motorcycle crash
This story was updated at 7:20 p.m.
Pittsfield Township police closed Michigan Avenue at Carpenter Road, just east of US-23, for nearly two hours Saturday afternoon due to a serious accident.
Police said they closed the road at about 4:30 p.m. as they were in the early stages of conducting an accident investigation after a motorcycle collided with a car that had stopped mid-turn in the intersection.
Police said a driver was turning northbound on Carpenter from eastbound Michigan when the motorcyclist approached.
The driver - who had followed a couple of other cars into the turn, according to police - stopped.
The motorcyclist was unable to avoid her, police said, according to their initial investigation.
The victim, identified as a 27-year-old Pittsfield Township resident, was taken to an area hospital. A Pittsfield Township fire fighter assigned to the rescue unit drove the Huron Valley Ambulance for paramedics to allow them to tend to the victim.
The motorcyclist initially was thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police. However, police said later on Saturday that he's expected to recover.
The driver, a 25-year-old Ypsilanti resident, was not injured.
Police are asking witnesses to the crash to contact them at 734-822-4911.