Beach Park boy, 7, critically injured when struck by vehicle; dog killed
Police said the 7-year-old, a Beach Park resident and the dog walked into the roadway on Sheridan Road, north of Chaney Avenue, at about 9:20 a.m. and were struck by a 2005 Ford Explorer that was heading north on Sheridan.chicagotribune.com
4 injured in Kent County rollover crash involving an ambulance
OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – A two-vehicle rollover crash involving an ambulance injured four people in northern Kent County Monday, April 5. A Ford Explorer heading east on 14 Mile Road NE crashed into a westbound Montcalm County ambulance near Lincoln Lake Road shortly after 10 p.m., witnesses told Michigan State Police. The ambulance, transporting a patient at the time of the crash, fell onto its side. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a Michigan State Police news release. A 39-year-old woman was pinned inside an SUV and needed to be extricated after colliding with an ambulance in northern Kent County, Monday, April 5.mlive.com
Local 4 News at 5 -- Feb. 8, 2021
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Defense attorney killed in crash involving Detroit police cruiserA 58-year-old man was killed in a fatal crash involving a police vehicle, according to officials. Detroit officers were responding to a request for backup on Monday at 1 a.m., police said. The vehicle had its lights and sirens on and was traveling east on Jeffries Service Drive in a marked Ford Explorer, officials said.
Michigan man killed in crash with police vehicle using lights, sirens
DETROIT – A man is dead and police officers were hospitalized after a crash in an intersection. The 58-year-old Detroit man who was driving the Lexus was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the TV station reports. The Detroit Police officers in the patrol car were hospitalized; they are in stable condition. The Detroit Police Department is investigating the fatal crash. READ MORE:Michigan teen killed, 4 injured in T-bone crash‘Constitutional sheriffs’ ask Michigan police to stand against Biden, COVID-19 ordersRoad-covering snow swings through southern Michigan, heavier snow along Lake MichiganMan knocked out in University of Michigan hospital parking garage wakes to find car on fire, police saymlive.com
Ford to cut back F-150 production due to chip shortage
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it will cut shifts at two of its U.S. manufacturing plants next week, due to the worldwide chip shortage that has also impacted other automakers. Starting Monday, Ford will cut two shifts at its Dearborn, Michigan, facility, going down to one shift per day. AdFord isn't alone in cutting back production due to the shortage of chips needed to produce cars. General Motors will have downtime at three of its factories — one in the U.S, one in Canada and one in Mexico — due to the chip shortage, starting Feb. 8. Other automakers like Nissan, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota have also been impacted by the chip shortage.
US probes complaints that Ford tailgate recall didn’t work
FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Ford logo on the front grill of a 2019 Ford Explorer on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)DETROIT – U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate recall didn’t fix the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 11 complaints that a recall of power tailgates on 300,000 Super Duty pickups failed to rectify the issue. The agency says it also has received reports from Ford about unintended tailgate openings after the recall repairs were made. Ford recalled the F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks in 2019 because the power tailgates could open while being driven.
17-year-old injured in shooting on Lenore Avenue, Detroit police say
DETROIT – A 17-year-old was injured in a shooting Tuesday evening in the 18900 block of Lenore Avenue, according to the Detroit Police Department. Police said that at about 6 p.m., the victim was sitting in his Ford Explorer in the driveway when an unknown vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. He was taken to a hospital and listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact DPD’s Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up. More: Detroit crime news
Over 375K Ford Explorer models recalled for suspension issues
DETROIT -- Ford announced a recall this week that impacts more than 375,000 Ford Explorer models that were sold in the U.S. and Canada. A problem with the suspension in the affected vehicles has caused 13 reported crashes in which six people were hurt, according to the Associated Press. Ford says the problem occurs in places where corrosion is common and the rear toe links can fracture. They were sold or registered in 22 states and six Canadian provinces where salt is used to clear roads, according to the AP. The vehicles were also sold in the following Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.mlive.com
Ford recalls 375,000 Explorers due to part that can break and cause crash
Ford is recalling 375,000 Explorers due to a part that can break and lead to a crash. The recall affects Explorers from model years 2013 through 2017. Ford officials revealed the SUVs could have a fractured section of the rear suspension toe link. That can significantly diminish steering control and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will complete an inspection and replace the part, if necessary, Ford said.
One dead, two hospitalized after crash near Benton Harbor
BENTON HARBOR, MI — A 63-year-old Benton Harbor man is dead after the vehicle he was driving was struck by another vehicle in a Benton Charter Township intersection shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. Both the Benton Harbor man and the driver of the Audi were transported via ambulance to Spectrum Health Lakeland, where the man was pronounced dead, the release states. The driver of the Audi, a 51-year-old Benton Harbor woman, was treated for injuries sustained in the crash. A passenger in her car, a 24-year-old Benton Harbor woman, was also treated for injuries at the hospital after being transported there by a private vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benton Charter Township Police Department at 269-925-1135 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.mlive.com
22-year-old woman found dead in car following crash, man arrested at his Gaylord home
OTSEGO COUNTY, MI -- A 22-year-old Vanderbilt woman was found dead inside of a crashed vehicle early Thursday morning and a 28-year-old man was been arrested in connection. Michigan State Police say Brittany Poirier, was found dead inside a 2006 Ford Explorer that had left a roadway and crashed in a field. Police were called shortly after midnight for a reported crash on Whitmarsh Road near Peanut Hill in Corwith Township. After investigating the scene, police went to the home of a 28-year-old Gaylord man. When police arrived at his home, the man had visible injuries and blood covered his clothes and body.mlive.com
Ford closes and reopens Chicago plant after two workers test positive for coronavirus
A Ford Motor employee inspects the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer before it rolls of the line to ensure quality for our customers. Ford Motor closed and then reopened its Chicago Assembly plant twice in less than 24 hours after two workers tested positive for Covid-19, the company confirmed Wednesday. The plants were shuttered in March in an attempt to protect workers and lower the spread of the disease. Ford, in an emailed statement, said the infected workers are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. "When two employees who returned to work this week tested positive for Covid-19, we immediately notified people known to have been in close contact with the infected individuals and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days."cnbc.com
Ford reaches tentative labor deal with United Auto Workers union
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor (F.N) and the United Auto Workers union on Wednesday announced a tentative agreement for a new labor deal, allowing the No. Ratification is not a sure thing, as union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) in 2015 rejected the first version of a contract. The UAW doesnt just make our workers better, it makes Ford better and stronger, Bill Ford told UAW workers last year. Under its deal, GM also will close three plants, but it left the UAW members healthcare insurance coverage unchanged. Once the Ford deal is ratified, the UAW will turn to Fiat Chrysler to complete its quadrennial talks with the Detroit automakers.feeds.reuters.com
Watch Local 4 News at 4 -- Sept. 16, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 4:GM strikeNegotiations between General Motors and the United Auto Workers are ongoing as the strike continues. Police situationPolice said they are trying to figure out what triggered a shooting and barricade situation in Garden City. Duggan blight removalThe mayor is asking the City Council for a $250 million bond to eliminate all residential blight in Detroit by mid-2025. Ford Explorer recallFord is recalling more than 300 thousand Ford Explorers. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
12-year-old girl hits, kills man and dog
CNN(CNN) - A 12-year-old girl hit a man and his dog with an SUV in Houston, killing them instantly, police said. Tomas Mejia Tol's daughter was driving the Ford Explorer around an apartment complex Thursday evening, police said in a statement. "The child (driver) began to pull forward from a parking space as a man was walking with his dogs through the parking lot," police said. The man and one dog were pronounced dead at the scene and the girl's father was detained. Prosecutors said he told investigators he was the one driving, but they later found out it was the girl.
Ford recalls select Explorer, Lincoln Aviator vehicles
William Walker via CNNDETROIT - Ford has issued a recall for certain 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles. Here's the info from Ford:Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall for select 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles for a potentially missing manual park release cover. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the manual park release cover be in place and only removable with a tool. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the gear positions and selected gear to be displayed whenever the shifter is not in park. Affected vehicles were built at Chicago Assembly Plant and include:2020 Ford Explorer vehicles built from March 27, 2019 to July 24, 20192020 Lincoln Aviator vehicles built from April 10, 2019 to July 24, 2019Dealers will inspect for the manual park release cover and install one, if necessary.
Six injured in two-car crash Saturday in Bedford Twp.
The accident happened at the intersection of LaVoy and S. Telegraph Rds. A 37-year-old Toledo man suffered multiple broken bones when the 2002 Ford Explorer he was driving collided with a 2019 Dodge Caravan containing six persons Saturday night in Bedford Township. The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of LaVoy and S. Telegraph Rds. According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, the man was taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo for treatment of serious injuries. Five of the six persons in the Caravan suffered minor injuries and taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital for treatment.monroenews.com