Driver, 2 passengers hurt when Rochester Hills woman runs red light, crashes into them with Jeep

3 men taken to hospital following crash

A red light. (Pexels)

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A driver and his two passengers were injured Tuesday when a Rochester Hills woman ran a red light and crashed into them with her Jeep, police said.

UPDATE: One passenger has died from his injuries

The crash happened at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the intersection of Adams and Avon roads in Rochester Hills.

Officials said a 30-year-old Rochester Hills woman was driving a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee north on Adams Road approaching Avon Road. At the same time, a 75-year-old Rochester Hills man was driving a 2012 Honda Accord west on Avon Road toward the intersection.

Police said the Accord started to turn left onto southbound Adams Road when it was struck on the driver’s side by the Jeep, which had continued north through a red light at the intersection, according to authorities.

“The Honda Accord had the right of way as indicated by a green left turn signal,” a release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 75-year-old driver was taken to a nearby hospital by emergency responders. He is listed as stable.

A 74-year-old Rochester Hills man who was sitting in the back seat of the Accord was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

A 73-year-old man from Rochester Hills who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Accord was taken to a nearby hospital and is stable.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

Police don’t believe drugs or alcohol were factors in this crash.

Oakland County deputies continue to investigate.

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