5 people hospitalized after violent crash on Detroit’s west side

2 trucks crashed into a power pole

Five people including a 12-year-old were rushed to the hospital after two pickup trucks collided in a violent crash on Detroit’s west side. The incident occurred near Paul Avenue and Piedmont Street just north of Ford Road and west of Southfield Freeway, where both trucks crashed into a power pole, causing the power lines to come down.

DETROIT – Five people including a 12-year-old were rushed to the hospital after two pickup trucks collided in a violent crash on Detroit’s west side.

The incident occurred near Paul Avenue and Piedmont Street just north of Ford Road and west of Southfield Freeway, where both trucks crashed into a power pole, causing the power lines to come down.

Police say the driver of the white pickup truck ran a stop sign, hitting the other truck before both ran into the power pole, bringing down the power lines.

Two Detroit officers were shocked by the power lines while trying to rescue people.

Police say the driver of the white pickup had a suspended licence while the other didn’t have a licence.


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