Questions raised about safety of some vehicle gear shifters after deadly accident
Questions raised about safety of some vehicle gear shifters after deadly accident A CBS News exclusive shows dramatic video of a deadly accident, which is raising new questions about the safety of some gear shifters linked to allegations of what's known as "unintended rollaway." The victim's family is suing and says this deadly accident was due to the SUV's dial gear shift appearing to be in park when it was not, but the automaker denies those claims and blames operator error. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
Pedestrian in critical condition after collision in Clinton Township
A man was critically injured when in a collision in Clinton Township, Dec. 19, 2020. CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 52-year-old man is in critical condition after he was struck by a pickup truck as he was crossing the street near the intersection of Cottrell and Harper avenues, just east of I-94, Saturday. According to authorities, the collision happened just before 5:30 p.m. when the pickup truck turned from northbound Harper Avenue onto eastbound Cottrell Avenue, where the man was walking in the crosswalk. Police said the man struck his head and suffered a head injury. Police said the driver, a 53-year-old man from Clinton Township, immediately stopped and rendered aid.
MSP urges residents not to text and drive after multiple-car collision
NILES, Mich. – The Michigan State Police department is reminding residents to not text and drive after a distracted driver was involved in a multiple-vehicle collision Monday. The crash was captured by a MSP trooper’s dashcam near Niles, on Michigan’s southwest side. According to the National Highway Trafic Safety Administration, distracted driving killed nearly 3,000 people in 2018 -- 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists -- and injured about 400,000 people. Click below link to learn more.https://t.co/nZ4evR3dOU pic.twitter.com/LOiMET1Iyo — MSPSouthwestMI (@MspSouthwestMI) November 23, 2020A Plymouth high school student is getting national attention for a project spotlighting the dangers of distracted driving. With the support of Students Against Destructive Decisions and Lear Corporation, students across the nation were invited to create videos and memes to drive the message home.
Redford police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots 5-year-old girl in head
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl was shot in the head early Monday morning in the 26500 block of Plymouth Road in Redford Township, police said. MORE: Hear from mother of 5-year-old girl accidentally shot by younger brother in Redford TownshipThe person who pulled the trigger is her 4-year-old brother, police said. The 5-year-old girl, identified as Karina Norwood, was taken to a nearby hospital. Mother says 4-year-old woke up in middle of night, found gunThe mother said the 4-year-old boy has had trouble sleeping. More: Redford Township news
Children injured when vehicle traveling more than 80 mph slams into SUV on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Two children were injured Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle they were in slammed into another vehicle in Detroit. An SUV was pulling onto E. Warren Avenue from Algonquin Street when it was hit by a black Cadillac Escalade that was traveling more than 80 mph, officials said. The children were in the Escalade, which ran into a tree after striking the SUV. A woman who witnessed the crash described seeing the Escalade speeding before smashing into the other vehicle. All four people who were in the Escalade, including the two young children, were taken to a hospital.