Serious Injury Crash
August 1, 2023
On Tuesday August 1, 2023, at approximately 11:26 a.m. Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the intersection of N Michigan Avenue and E Highland Rd for a vehicle versus a bicyclist injury crash.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that a 65-year-old female Howell resident was riding a bicycle while traveling east across Michigan Avenues cross walk. A 2004 Dodge Ram was being operated by a 76-year-old male Howell resident, who was traveling north on Michigan Avenue. The truck was turning East on to E Highland Rd when he struck the bicyclist in the cross walk.
The bicyclist was transported to St. Joseph Ann Arbor by Livingston County EMS in critical condition. The Dodge Ram driver was uninjured. The Dodge Ram driver was wearing his seatbelt and the bicyclist was wearing her helmet at the time of the crash.
Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash. The roadway was blocked for approximately an hour and a half for the investigation and clean up. Deputies were assisted on scene by Michigan State Police, Howell City Police Department, Howell Area Fire Department, and Livingston County EMS. This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.