Community mourns defense attorney killed in crash involving Detroit police cruiser
DETROIT – On Monday, well known Detroit defense attorney and radio host, Cliff Woodards, was killed in a crash involving a police vehicle around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Jeffries Service Drive and W. Chicago. “I’m deeply saddened to learn about the tragic accident that took the life of one of our city’s most outspoken and beloved residents, attorney Cliff Woodards. Original Story: 58-year-old man killed in crash involving Detroit police vehicleOne of the factors in the crash was the speed of the Detroit Police Department cruiser going into the intersection at night with limited visibility and weather conditions already less than ideal. Friends say he was always ready for a good conversation. The officers involved in the crash are on leave pending an investigation into the crash.
U-M receives nearly $20M to equip Ann Arbor with ‘smart intersections’
ANN ARBOR – A University of Michigan effort focused on the safety of automated and connected vehicles will be bringing more than 20 “smart intersections” to the city of Ann Arbor. These intersections will be capable of collecting and sending information to connected cars in real time. This information will be transmitted to nearby connected vehicles, prompting onboard alarms when cars are in hazardous situations. At its peak, it became the largest connected vehicle deployment in the world, with nearly 3,000 vehicles on the road. Through these projects, researchers were able to provide evidence that connected vehicles can reduce unimpaired collisions by 90%.
Garbage truck takes out utility pole at 14 Mile, Mound roads in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A GFL Environmental garbage truck crashed into a utility pole Wednesday morning at the intersection of Mound Road and 14 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The intersection was closed while a DTE Energy crews worked to clean up the debris and repair the pole. It has since reopened. No serious injuries have been reported.