Pedestrian seriously injured in Sterling Heights

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A 59-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday night after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing northbound Van Dyke south of Utica Road in Sterling Heights.

According to police, the man was struck about 8:36 p.m. by a white Ford Explorer driven by a 28-year-old woman. The man did not cross at a crosswalk, police said.

The victim was taken to Troy Beaumont Hospital and then Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Alcohol and speed do no appear to be factors in the crash, police said. The crash remains under investigation.

There have been three crashes in three days involving pedestrians in Sterling Heights and Warren. A 37-year-old Warren man died early Thursday after he was struck by three vehicles, including one hit-and-run driver, while crossing Schoenherr at Leonard. The man did not cross at a crosswalk, according to Warren police.

On Tuesday, a 40-year-old Sterling Heights man died after he was hit by a vehicle on Mound Road near 18 Mile in Sterling Heights. Alcohol may have been a factor with the pedestrian, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the Van Dyke crash is asked to call Officer Brian Krueger of the Sterling Heights Traffic Safety Bureau at (586) 446-2920.

(313) 222-2311