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Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 12:40 p.m.

Semi truck goes over embankment near M-14 and U.S. 23 by Domino's Farms

By Kyle Feldscher


Firefighters discuss what to do next beside a semi truck that went over the embankment on M-14 near U.S. in Ann Arbor Friday.

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A semi truck has gone over the embankment near the east triple-decker intersection of M-14 and U.S. 23, causing a traffic backup, while emergency responders make their way to the scene.

Dispatchers confirmed the truck went down the embankment just after noon on Friday. There were no injuries to report, and dispatchers were not sure if any lanes were blocked due to the accident.

The roads in the area are starting to get icy and it’s believed the road conditions played a role in the semi truck going off the road, the dispatcher said. A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight.

The Michigan State Police were responding to the accident, along with local fire departments.

The east triple decker intersection of M-14 and U.S. 23 is the interchange of the two highways nearest to Domino's Farms.

There were few other details available on the crash Friday afternoon. will continue to follow this story.

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Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 6:23 p.m.



Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 2:26 p.m.

I don't see any article about the fire the other nite near 94 at State. That cab was completely engulfed. No clue what caused it but it was awesome to see. I am pretty sure everyone got out OK.

Ann English

Sun, Dec 23, 2012 : 12:23 a.m.

You have me wondering if this cab (regardless of cab company) caught fire from a collision. I've never forgotten some details of a passenger car in the left southbound lane of State Street, just south of I-94, with a fire under its hood. That took place late one afternoon several years ago. Because of where the vehicle was, I don't believe it hit anything. Or was hit. Not awesome to see like the taxi fire you recently saw.


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 6:27 p.m.

I couldn't find the article either ... my friend captured some pics of it, looked scary


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 3:54 a.m.

Sorry I have to put some humor into this, and do it knowing no one was seriously hurt. I read the caption below the photo "Firefighters discuss what to do next beside a semi truck that went over the embankment on M-14 near U.S. in Ann Arbor Friday." It seems to me the firefighter on the right is saying "How the heck should I know!"


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 7:28 p.m.

Rat. r-a-t. Rat. A big.....


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 6:21 p.m.

Joe, maybe what he was saying wouldn't have been printable........:)

Billy Bob Schwartz

Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 6:15 p.m.

"What the heck IS this??"


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 1:49 p.m.

"The fish he swerved to miss was -this big!-"


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 12:08 p.m.

I noticed that too! This picture would be perfect for a 'caption contest'.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:17 p.m.

Gotta say, I use to drive through this area everyday. I have seen cars slide off the road several times and I have seen more cars down in the gully between the 23 split going towards Plymouth Road and M14 going towars A2 than I could count. Pretty scary considering you can only spot a car down there for a short time if you are on M14, so they would be easily missed if you weren't aware to look. A few years ago I saw several troopers pass by slow but not slow enough to see the car, I assume they had to double back for a closer look. While driving is a factor sometimes it is OTHER peoples driving.

ms 2013

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:03 p.m.



Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 2:35 a.m.

Thanks for that update curious, we are so lucky to have you sitting around looking out the window and listening to the police scanner. ;-)


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 2 a.m.

The officer told dispatch that he had minor scrapes and bruises but maybe HVA would want to check him out just to make sure


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:08 p.m.

"There were no injuries to report" Reading the article can occasionally answer questions you may have about its content.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:03 p.m.

Most ridiculous on/off ramp ever, beside the one at I/94 and Washtenaw. Both are poorly designed and need to be fixed (as they've fixed the one at Plymouth/US 23 and Geddes/US 23). US-23 needs to added lanes too - two don't make it any more with all the traffic coming in and out of Ann Arbor. I hope the driver is ok and that no one else was hurt.


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 9:29 p.m.

Well, SonnyDog, the ramp at Jackson/94 was identified by police as being one of the worst in the City. Why - because there are so many accidents there. Same for the one at Barton/14.


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 12:08 p.m.

Come on. How many of the entry/exit ramps in a2 have not been called "the worst: or "the most ridiculous?" In the last week I have read that Washtenaw/US23, Main/M14, Jackson/I94 and now this ramp are the worst ones, ever. How is it possible for a single town to have so many "worst" ramps in it? Perhaps, it is not the ramps. Perhaps, it is the drivers.

Basic Bob

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 11:37 p.m.

Sorry, I take that ramp every day at 70 mph in good conditions. If they make them like Plymouth and Geddes, it would back up for many miles and the accidents would increase exponentially.

Bertha Venation

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 8:46 p.m.

I work at DF and can see this from my office window.... Sure am glad the driver is alright.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 8:42 p.m.

Went past there just after it happened and that bridge was icy. Pretty sure that was the cause.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

Thats why their are signs that say bridge maybe icy, or bridge ices before road.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 7:21 p.m.

Well the Road Commission is out salting so let's not start blaming every accident on them. Can't always beat Mother Nature....


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 1:59 a.m.

I wondered when you would chime in. Was not disappointed. I will admit there are plenty of accidents every day on the freeways around here when the weather isn 't bad, but I still believe they need to concentrate on the trouble spots and stop plowing my road so much and so fast. Especially when there isn't anything left to plow...just makes it icier.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

They have to blame someone, it's never the drivers fault. Remember we go through this every winter.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 6:55 p.m.

Salting turns to slush, goes to shoulder, dries in the Spring. Deer use it as a salt lick. Mtr veh comes down on the deer @ 80mph. Deer is frightened and zigs when he should have zagged! Human beings are not as smart as they think they are. High speed mtr vehicles, salt and deer don't mix! Dig?

4 Fingers

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 9:04 p.m.

Because the rain doesn't wash the salt away. Nice theory, though.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 8:32 p.m.

Good theory, but I have never ever seen deer looking like they are grazing or licking near a road, and I've seen a LOT of deer.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

Probably speed, ice and lack of salt. Bad combo. This is only the beginning of the winter driving and the poor salting during winter.


Sun, Dec 23, 2012 : 1:16 a.m.

Lots of places use sand instead of salt. Less expensive than salt, provides immediate traction, and - not applicable here and now - remains effective in subzero temps.


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 2:28 a.m.

justcurious my hero who knows everything about winter maintenance on the highways, they put sand down on ice now? That's a new one. Anyways why don't you monitor the road commission that way you can give us all updates on everything they do wrong all winter.


Sat, Dec 22, 2012 : 1:57 a.m.

The officers out there were asking the dispatchers to call the Road Commission for some sand. I heard that twice.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 10:24 p.m.

So what was your excuses for all of the accidents we had every other day all summer ling?