MACOMB TWP. (WWJ) – Several people, including some L’anse Cruese North high school students, are hospitalized following a three-vehicle crash Monday in Macomb Township.
According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, the accident involved a silver Saturn Ion carrying five teenagers, ages 15-17; a purple Chevy Silverado pickup carrying six teenagers, ages 15-16; and a white Chevy Silverado driven by a 64-year-old Macomb Township man.
Investigators say the Ion was headed westbound on 21 Mile Rd. at around 10:40 a.m. when it stopped to make a left turn onto Creekside, between Card Rd and North Ave., and was rear-ended by the purple Silverado. Officials say the impact pushed the Ion back into the eastbound lane of 21 Mile, where it was struck by the white Silverado.
The sheriff’s office says several people in the vehicles were injured — including two teens in the Ion who were ejected — and were taken by EMS to local hospitals.
At least three of those injured were reported in critical but stable condition Monday afternoon, but officials said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.
The sheriff’s office said all of the occupants in both the Ion and the purple Silverado were L’anse Cruese North students who had just left school after exams.
Some of teens were wearing seatbelts, officials noted, and several were not. Two teens, deputies reported, were riding unrestrained in the bed of the pickup.
All lanes of 21 Mile Rd. were closed for a couple of hours at the scene, but the roadway has since reopened.
An investigation is ongoing. No names have been released.