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Drive has medical emergency; Passenger tries to prevent crash in southwest Detroit

Driver, passenger suffer minor injuries in crash at Clark Avenue, Vernor Highway

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DETROIT – A woman says she tried to help her friend who was suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel of a pickup truck in southwest Detroit before it crashed, but just didn't make it in enough time.

"My friend was driving and she seized up. I tried to get to the brake but, as you can tell, I didn't get there quick enough," Charles Spears said.

The pickup truck Spears and her friend was in hit four cars in a chain reaction crash late Monday afternoon at Clark Avenue and Vernor Highway.

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"I couldn't get her out of the way quick enough to stop the car," Spears said. "Everything came so quick. I remember the cop let me out of the window."

Spears suffered a minor cut to her head. Her friend was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

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