DETROIT (WWJ) – A motorist has been taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving after allegedly causing an accident that left three people injured, including an off-duty Detroit Police chaplain, in northwest Detroit.
The accident happened Wednesday morning near 7 Mile Road and Meyers. Three vehicles were involved in the collision, one of which rolled over.
“One of the vehicles is up on a sidewalk, completely flipped over and resting up against a wall — and that wall is bordering Home Depot here at Meyers and Margareta, which is just south of 7 Mile Road,” said WWJ’s Bill Szumanski from above the scene in Chopper 950. Two other vehicles, a Jeep Liberty and a passenger van, had smashed front ends.
A witness, who did not want to be named, said the Jeep was traveling westbound when it ran a red light and clipped an SUV, which flipped over twice before coming to rest on its roof. The passenger van swerved to avoid the wreckage but still clipped its front left corner.
“One guy at first crawled up out the car and then I asked him was there anybody else in there and then he said his brother. Then he got out the car, he said he couldn’t move and his neck was twisted. And then the other guy crawled out and his head was bleeding, and he said he was an off-duty police officer so I called the proper authorities, called 911,” the witness told WWJ’s Ron Dewey.
Officials confirmed that an off-duty Detroit Police Department chaplain was involved in the accident. He was taken away from the scene in an ambulance, along with two other men who are said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
A woman who was driving the Jeep was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drunk driving, according to police.
An investigation is ongoing.
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