Suspected Drunk Driver Hospitalized After Multi-car Crash

ROMULUS (WWJ) – Police say alcohol played a role in an early morning crash near Metro Airport involving five cars.

Romulus Police Sgt. Don Smith said a Cadillac traveling westbound on Ecorse Road past Cogswell crossed the center line and sideswiped an oncoming car just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

“After the Cadillac came to a rest the driver was near  the trunk when a Dodge Intrepid was coming westbound and struck the Cadillac and the driver,” Smith told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey.

From there, Smith said the third car went off the road, traveled another 300 yards into the parking lot of a business where it smashed into two other cars.

The driver of the Cadillac was taken to an area hospital and being investigated on the suspicion of drunk driving.

No one else was injured.

A section of Ecourse Road was closed for about six hours.

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  • Jim

    you need to check this story out more. I came through this area at 5.20 am and the road was already closed. it looks like it had been closed for awhile and intalking to people on the midnight shift where I work the road was closed when the came in at 10:30 last night. I wonder why Ecorse Rd. is never salted in this streach even though the road is always salted east of Wayne Rd. and all of Van Born Rd., through out this area, is?

    • mfusinski

      Thanks for the comments, Jim. The story has been updated with the latest info.

    • Weebles

      Give me a break – Another case of a drunk driver causing an accident, and Jim is commenting about the times in the story? I HOPE that Jim is thinking the same thing I am – so sad – that people can’t get it through their thick skulls to STOP DRINKING AND DRIVING!

      • Crash McCar

        So right Weebles. One of Michigan’s never ending stories is drunk driving. Your admonition to stop drinking and driving never gets read by those who need to comprehend the consequence of this stupid act. Invariably the innocent victims of this crime die while the drunk driver staggers away.

        Michigan needs to get smarter

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