SHELBY TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – A young Madison Heights man is hospitalized with serious injuries following a crash that shut down M-53 in Shelby Township for several hours.

Shelby Township police remain on the scene following the accident involving a 2007 Pontiac G6 and an equipment trailer, shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday along northbound M-53, the Van Dyke Freeway,  near 25 Mile Road.

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According to police, an initial investigation found that the trailer became unhitched from another vehicle and the Pontiac G6 crashed into it.

The 23-year-old driver of the G6 was treated by EMS at the scene and then taken to Troy Beaumont Hospital. His name has not been released. No one else was hurt.

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As an investigation continued into the afternoon, northbound M-53 was closed to traffic from 23 Mile Road to 25 Mile Road. Motorists were urged to avoid the area until the highway reopened to traffic at around 1:30 p.m.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call police at 586-731-2121.

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