Livonia intersection reopens after crash

James David Dickson, and Holly Fournier

Livonia — A driver trying to avoid running a red light brought power lines down at Seven Mile and Newburgh in Livonia Wednesday morning, Livonia Police said.

The motorist, driving a 2010 Ford Focus, was heading eastbound on Seven Mile just before 8 a.m., looked up but was unable to stop in time. She veered right and clipped a car. The Focus went off the road at that point, striking a telephone pole and downed power lines at the intersection. When the motorist got back on the road, she hit three other cars. The four vehicles sustained minor damage, but the Focus “suffered heavy damage,” said Sgt. Brian Leigh of the Livonia Police Department.

The intersection at Seven Mile and Newburgh roads was cleared and reopened, police announced in a tweet posted at 9:23 a.m. Leigh said he believes the motorist was ticketed.

DTE Energy Co. officials were at the scene early Wednesday to assist with clean-up.

“Crews have responded and solved the problem so there’s no more wires downed,” DTE spokeswoman Lisa Bolla said. “It was all able to be fixed, and no one lost power.”

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