Oakland County Sheriff’s officials arrested a 65-year-old driver accused of striking two pedestrians Tuesday at a Wal-Mart parking lot in Lyon Township.
Witnesses told investigators that a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup fled after hitting the pair at about 1 p.m. as they pushed a shopping cart from the store in the 30000 block of Lyon Center Drive, sheriff’s officials said in a statement.
Both victims, identified as a 74-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man from South Lyon, “were knocked to the ground and complained of injuries,” the release read.
Paramedics transported them to St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi, where they were listed in stable condition.
Meanwhile, deputies found the unoccupied pickup parked near the accident scene and contacted the registered owner, who identified the driver, according to the release.
They called the Lyon Township man, who talked with investigators at a Sheriff’s Office substation. That’s where he admitted to hitting the shoppers in the truck.
Deputies also learned that the Secretary of State had suspended his driver’s license and he “had a prior conviction for driving while license suspended,” officials said.
The driver was arrested and held at the Oakland County Jail for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; driving while license suspended, second offense; and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant stemming from an alcohol-related charge, the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.