Police: Serious Injury Crash Still Under Investigation

Bloomfield Township police team continues to look into the Sunday wreck that hospitalized a 58-year-old man.

The investigation into single-vehicle crash that left a motorist injured along Lone Pine Road on Sunday remains under investigation, police said Thursday.

Members of the Crash Investigations Team returned to the scene this week to take measurements and gather other evidence that will assist them in determining what exactly happened, Sgt. Craig Shackleford said. Shackleford noted that bad weather delayed some of their initial efforts to investigate the area where the crash occurred near the Lahser Road intersection.

The initial investigation showed the motorist, a 58-year-old Bloomfield Township resident, was eastbound on Lone Pine Road when he lost control and left the roadway at about 6:30 a.m., a news release stated. Shackleford said the 2007 Cadillac SRX struck a large tree along the road. No one else was in the vehicle and no one else was injured.

Bloomfield Township firefighters helped pull the man from the wreckage and transported him to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition on Sunday. Shackleford said he did not now the man's status Thursday, but said the crash did not result in a fatality.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but police are looking into several possible scenarios that could have caused the crash, including distracted driving, Shackleford said.

Members of the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT) assisted with the investigation.


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