Bloomfield Hills Man, Teens Injured in Crash on Orchard Lake Road

A 2004 Dodge Neon crossed center line on Orchard Lake Road in Sylvan Lake on Sunday morning; alcohol is possibly a factor in the crash.

Two 16-year-olds were seriously injured and a Bloomfield Hills man was hurt in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday morning on Orchard Lake Road in Sylvan Lake, a news release from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office stated.

The teens were in serious condition Sunday night at McLaren Hospital, according to the release. They were both backseat passengers in a westbound 2003 Pontiac Sunfire that was hit by an eastbound vehicle that crossed the center line after 3 a.m., the initial investigation showed. The release did not indicate where the teens resided.

The driver of that car, a 2004 Dodge Neon, is from Bloomfield Hills and was taken to McLaren Hospital, where he was in stable condition Sunday night, the release stated. The driver of the Sunfire, an 18-year-old man from Troy, also remained in stable condition at the hospital. The front-seat passenger of the Sunfire, a 16-year-old from Troy, was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene.

If is unknown if the victims were wearing seat belts. 

Alcohol is possibly a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit and Sylvan Lake Police.


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