SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Police say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle near one of the most dangerous intersections in Michigan.

The accident happened Wednesday morning on eastbound 12 Mile Road just past Telegraph Road in Southfield.

Police say a 59-year-old Detroit woman was attempting to walk across 12 Mile outside of the crosswalk when she was struck by an SUV. It happened just feet away from witness Reese Hill.

“We were on the side of the Jeep, a couple of car lengths back and we saw her swerve and just a vision of something appear. And then this vision was rolling on the ground,” Hill told WWJ’s Vickie Thomas.

Hill’s husband Brian helped administer CPR to the woman before emergency crews arrived on the scene.

“About 6:53 we all started assisting,” he said. “I think they got here, maybe it was almost 7 when EMS services arrived.”

Hill said crews worked on the woman for about 15-20 minutes before taking her to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.

The driver stopped at the scene and was interviewed by police.

Eastbound 12 Mile Road remains closed to traffic as police investigate the scene.

One of the busiest intersections in all of Michigan is at 12 Mile and Telegraph, according to Michigan Auto Law, and it has the second highest number of crashes in the state.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.


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