Thursday, July 28, 2022

Crash splits pickup truck in half, 4 injured

An Inkster man remains hospitalized after the Mercedes he was driving struck a Ford F-150 and left the vehicle cut in half.

Witnesses told responding Dearborn Heights Police officers that the Mercedes was being driven “recklessly” and was traveling at speeds more than 100 mph when the vehicle struck the pickup truck broadside. The truck was ripped in half due to the velocity of the impact.

The crash left two people with serious injuries and two listed in critical condition at a local hospital following the 11:30 p.m. crash July 17 on southbound Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights. 

Passengers in the Mercedes, a 26-year-old Inkster man and a 32-year-old man from Canton Township, were transported from the scene to the hospital where their condition was reported as critical. The driver of the pickup truck, a 41-year-old man, and the driver of the Mercedes were also transported by emergency responders to a local hospital with injuries described as “serious.”