Four Pedestrians Struck By Car
The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an accident that involved four pedestrians being struck by a vehicle in Lapeer Township. The incident happened about 10 pm June 3 on Peppermill Road, north of Morris Road. Three adults and two children in a double stroller were walking north on the two-lane bridge in the northbound lane of the road when a 22 year old driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier hit them from behind. The bridge does not have shoulders for pedestrians, so they were in the travel lane. Police say the adults were wearing dark clothing and the bridge does not have streetlights.
A 24 year old man from Flint and a 27 year old woman from Caro both were pushing the stroller. The man was admitted to the intensive care unit at McLaren Lapeer Region hospital while the woman was treated and released. A 3 year old in the stroller was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Hurley Children's Hospital for treatment of serious life-threatening injuries. A 4 year old in the stroller was treated and released at McLaren Lapeer Region. A 26 year old woman from Lapeer jumped out of the way before the group got hit. She was not injured. The North Branch woman driving the car was not injured. The Lapeer County Sheriff's Office said the driver was not distracted, speeding or intoxicated.