Pedestrian struck on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor
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A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Plymouth Road near Traverwood Road in Ann Arbor Wednesday afternoon, a Huron Valley Ambulance official said.
The pedestrian was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital emergency room in unstable condition, said Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams.
Paramedics were dispatched to the accident at 2:55 p.m., she said.
A damaged car was stopped on Plymouth Road east of a crosswalk in the area equipped with a flashing pedestrian-activated signal.
Witnesses who were in a white Ford Edge said a green Chevrolet Cavalier hit a young woman in the crosswalk. The driver did not appear to see the woman crossing the street, according to witnesses.
Police were still on scene investigating as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and accident reconstruction crews were photographing and measuring skid marks near the crosswalk. Officials were not able to immediately comment on the crash.
A spray painted figure identified where the woman landed in the island in the middle of Plymouth Road. She was hit in the right lane and came to rest at least 10 feet from the crosswalk.
The Cavalier stopped about 30 feet east of the crosswalk and was positioned in both of the eastbound lanes. The front end of the car was damaged, with parts of the grill on the roadway along with other debris. The smashed windshield had a circular impact on the driver's side near the side mirror.
As of 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, police did not have an update on the injured pedestrian's condition. Officers at the scene said at least one sergeant had gone to U-M Hospital.
One witness who contacted AnnArbor.com Wednesday evening said the lights had been flashing at the intersection for at least 30 seconds before the crash. The witness told AnnArbor.com she was driving behind the Cavalier and had a clear view of the crash.
The Cavalier only braked after hitting the woman, who appeared to be about student age, according to the witness.
A woman who was interviewed by police at the scene declined to speak to AnnArbor.com.
Police were still investigating and it's unknown if any citations had been made immediately after the crash.