Police say distracted driver hit semi truck in southwest Detroit
DETROIT – Detroit police said distracted driving was the cause for a vehicle to slam into a semi Thursday. The crash happened on John Kronk Street near Livernois Avenue. Police said the semi was turning in front of the driver when he crashed into it. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment. MORE: traffic news
Was it autopilot or driver error? Feds investigate Tesla crash on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a special crash investigation team to Detroit Tuesday to investigate a collision crash involving a Tesla that drove beneath a semitrailerThe crash happened at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Waterman and Fort streets. The investigators are looking for any answers in what could have gone wrong with the crash. The passenger, a 21-year-old woman, is in the hospital in critical condition and the driver of the Tesla was also injured. The crash circumstances are similar to two others in Florida in which Teslas drove beneath tractor-trailers, causing two deaths. In both crashes, in 2016 and 2019, the cars were being driven while using Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving software.
Woman in critical condition after car gets wedged under semi truck in Detroit
DETROIT – A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition Thursday after a vehicle she was riding in became wedged beneath the trailer of a semi truck in Detroit. UPDATE March 16: Was it autopilot or driver error? A passenger in the Tesla -- an unidentified 21-year-old woman -- suffered from a head injury and was taken to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. AdOfficials say the condition of the male driver is unknown at this time. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fatal Squad at 313-596-2260.
General Motors, Nikola partner for Hydrotec fuel cell system in semi trucks
DETROIT – General Motors announced Monday it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Nikola Corporation for a global supply agreement to provide its Hydrotec fuel cell system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 semi-trucks. ”This supply agreement recognizes our leading fuel cell technology expertise and development,” said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. GM and Nikola will discuss the appropriate scope of services that GM would provide for the integration of the fuel cell system into Nikola’s vehicles. GM and Nikola will also discuss the potential of a supply agreement for GM’s versatile Ultium battery system for Nikola’s Class 7/8 trucks. GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell system will be engineered at its Michigan technical facilities in Pontiac and Warren and manufactured at its Brownstown Charter Township battery assembly plant.
Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes
DETROIT Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. This is an important countermeasure to that.Trucks with collision warning systems reduced rear crashes by 44%, while automatic emergency braking cut rear crashes by 41%, the study found. For automatic emergency braking, the figure was 12%. In October of 2015, NHTSA began the regulatory process to evaluate forward collision warning and automatic braking for heavy trucks. Some just warn the driver of hazards, while more sophisticated emergency braking systems will actually brake the truck.
2-year-old among 3 people injured in collision on Davision Street
DETROIT Detroit police said three people, including a 2-year-old girl, were injured in a collision Tuesday in the 2200 block of Davison Street. Police said the 2-year-old and her 22-year-old mother are listed in critical and stable condition respectively. The person, who was driving a 16-wheel semi, is also listed in critical condition. A preliminary investigation indicated the girls mother was driving an orange Dodge Charger traveling east on Davison when she collided with the semi as it traveled west. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department Fatal Squad at 313-596-2280 or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK UP.
1 killed after semi truck slams into vehicles setting them on Sheldon Road
Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened Friday morning involving vehicles that caught fire and a semi truck. On Friday at 9:30 a.m. MSP started getting calls about the crash that has closed Eastbound M-14 between Haggerty and Sheldon roads. Police say the semi truck struck three vehicles that were either stopped or slowing down in backed up traffic. A person was killed when one of the vehicles caught fire, according to MSP. Police say the area will be closed for a long period as the investigation continues.
Semi truck destroys house on 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A semi truck blew a tire and crashed into a house along 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township, police said. A semi truck crashed into a house on 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township on April 24, 2019. (WDIV)A house along 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township was destroyed by a semi truck on April 24, 2019. (WDIV)An aerial view of a house on 26 Mile Road destroyed by a semi truck on April 24, 2019. (WDIV)This home on 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township was destroyed by a semi truck on April 24, 2019.