Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Dearborn
Dearborn — A woman on foot was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car.
The incident occurred at about 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Michigan and Outer Drive.
The driver of the vehicle, a 47-year-old from Woodhaven, stopped and was cooperating with police, according to authorities.
The pedestrian, a 57-year-old Dearborn Heights woman, was “crossing Michigan Avenue on foot, contrary to the red light, in an attempt to get on an eastbound bus, which was stopped at the bus stop,” according to police.
The driver was eastbound on Michigan Avenue, crossing through the green light at Outer Drive, when the woman was struck.
She was transported to Beaumont Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police are withholding her name until next of kin are notified.
“I was at work and suddenly police, fire and EMS were in the intersection,” said William Fawaz, an employee at the Exxon station in the 23400 block of Michigan, near Outer Drive. “Everybody showed up. An officer came in and explained what happened and asked if our security cameras were working. I said they were, but I wasn’t sure if they extended that far.”
Police are detouring Michigan Avenue drivers off to Outer Drive.