Two Injured After Minivan Collides With Semi-Truck

NORTHVILLE TWP. (WWJ) – Two people have been injured after a minivan collided with a semi-truck in Northville Township Thursday morning.

WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas was on the scene at 5 Mile between Beck and Sheldon roads, where she said the jaws of life had to be used to peel back the minivan’s roof in order to free the passengers from the vehicle after it partially ran underneath a semi-truck.

WWJ’s Bill Szumanski was over the scene in the WWJ 950 Chopper.

“This minivan went so far underneath the back of this semi truck it was up to the support beam that’s between the first and second row of seats,” Szumanski said.

Northville Township Public Safety Director John Werth said the driver sustained serious injuries.

“Right now, it’s not a fatality. The accident happened around 6 a.m. this morning. A semi truck was making a left turn into Centennial Drive, the vehicle that was traveling behind it swerved at the last second and struck the rear corner of the semi truck,” Werth said.

The driver was taken via helicopter to U-M Medical Center while the other passenger was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The semi truck driver was not injured.

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