INDEPENDENCE TWP. (WWJ) – Authorities say alcohol and speed are possible factors in a rollover crash that sent two people to the hospital Thursday.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, a man in a Dodge Nitro was making a left turn onto southbound Dixie Hwy. from Rockcroft Blvd., shortly before 6 p.m., when he was struck by a GMC Terrain travelling northbound in the center turn lane.

After being hit, official say, the Nitro rolled onto its side and hit a landscaping wall.

Both drivers — a 46-year-old Waterford Township man and a 50-year-old Independence Township man — were take by EMS to a local hospital where they were listed in stable condition.

Alcohol and speed on the part of the 50-year-old may have played a role, according to sheriff’s officials.

Investigators are awaiting results of a blood test as an investigation continues.

No names were released.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.
Best Spots For A Quick Lunch In Downtown DetroitThese places will get you in and out.

Watch & Listen LIVE