DETROIT – Officials said a doctor and a 17-year-old boy were helping six car crash victims on eastbound I-96 when they were struck by another driver who may have been intoxicated, police said.
Police said a Jeep carrying six passengers between the ages of 14 and 19 was eastbound on I-96 near Davison about 7:30 a.m. when the driver lost control and crashed, causing the SUV to roll over.
Several good Samaritans who witnessed the crash stopped and left their vehicles to help the passengers in the Jeep. Police said a second vehicle also traveling eastbound went out of control and struck them as they were attempting to reach the victims of the first crash.
Police said the driver of that vehicle was a 17-year-old boy, who they suspect of driving drunk. He was unresponsive at the scene and had to be cut from his vehicle with the Jaws of Life.
Police said nine individuals were transported to hospitals, with three of them listed in critical condition.
Two of the victims who are in critical condition were good Samaritans, police said. The third was the driver who hit them.
The 17-year-old good Samaritan had to have his foot amputated. Medics credited a state trooper with saving the teen's life after the trooper used a tourniquet to stop his bleeding.
The doctor, a 47-year-old woman, underwent neurosurgery at Sinai-Grace Hospital.
Police said they believe alcohol may have been a factor with the second driver but said investigations are ongoing.