REDFORD TWP. (WWJ) – A toddler is fighting for her life and a Detroit man is hospitalized after both were struck by a car when the little girl ran out into the street.
The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Grand River Avenue near Beech Daly Road in Redford Township.READ MORE: Study Suggests Replacing Michigan's Fuel Tax With Mileage-Based User Fees
According to police, a group of people were crossing Grand River when the 3-year-old girl ran off on her own. The 21-year-old man was attempting to run after the girl when both were struck by a westbound traveling vehicle, according to police.
Both were rushed to a nearby hospital. Authorities say the young girl is in critical condition, and the man is in stable condition with multiple injuries.READ MORE: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy Seeks Additional Funding To Investigate LGBTQ Hate Crimes
The driver, a 31-year-old Northville resident, stopped at the scene and was questioned by police.
Officials say neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be a factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: First Monkeypox Case Confirmed In Michigan: How To Keep Your Family Safe
Names of those involved are not being released at this time.