Driver critically injured in crash

Driver critically  injured in crash

Firefighter Tom Doyon and other members of the Independence Township Fire Department clear Dixie Highway of debris after a three-vehicle crash, May 5. Photo by Phil Custodio

A 23-year-old Oxford Township man was listed in critical condition after the 2007 Honda Accord he was driving was hit by two trucks, May 5 at 12:54 p.m. on Dixie Highway.
The Oxford Township man was turning left out of the Taco Bell parking lot when the traffic in the outside lane of north bound Dixie Highway stopped to allow him to exit, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.
A 2001 Ford Explorer driven by a 28-year-old Waterford Township woman was north bound in the inside lane of Dixie Highway and hit the Honda on the driver’s side door.
After being hit by the Ford, the Honda spun into the south bound lane of Dixie Highway and into the path of a 2002 Freightliner semi with trailer, driven by a 37-year-old resident of Sterling.
Independence Township firefighters extricated the driver of the Honda from the vehicle and transported him to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.
The driver of the Ford and her 1-year-old daughter, who was in the backseat secured in a child safety seat, were both uninjured.
The driver of the Freightliner semi-truck was also uninjured.
All drivers appeared to be wearing seatbelts and alcohol is not a factor in this crash.
This crash remains under investigation.