Warren crashes leave mini cyclist and cyclist injured – Macomb Daily
A 61-year-old cyclist is in serious but stable condition and a teenager is in critical condition following two separate crashes in Warren on Tuesday afternoon.
The two incidents occurred less than 25 minutes apart.
“These two crashes underscore the importance of obeying the speed limit and traffic control devices, whether you’re driving, biking or walking,” said Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer.
The first crash happened at 4.15pm near Ryan Road and Eight Mile Road when the cyclist was trying to cross Ryan Road. He was hit by a white SUV traveling southbound on the freeway and, according to Warren Police, made an incorrect turn onto Eight Mile Road. The SUV hit the cyclist and fled.
The cyclist, who has not yet been identified, was transported to Ascension St. John’s Hospital in Detroit.
While police investigators were on the scene, another accident near Toepfer Road and Ascension Avenue, just east of Van Dyke Avenue, seriously injured a teenager who was riding his mini-bike.
Dwyer said preliminary investigation shows the miner was traveling north on Ascension when he collided with a vehicle traveling east on Toepfer. The driver of the mini-bike was seriously injured and was also transported to Ascension St. John’s Hospital in Detroit where he remains in critical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and remained at the scene until police arrived. According to the police, drugs or alcohol do not appear to be involved in the accident.
Police are currently trying to contact the parents of the minor who was riding the mini-bike.
“Drivers should keep in mind that failure to stop for an accident is a crime that can result in jail time,” Dwyer said. “Investigators are working to determine what factors contributed to this incident at Toepfer and Ascension.”
Dwyer said he expected police to have more details on Wednesday.