Intoxicated Farmington Hills Man Hit on Woodward Early Wednesday Morning
The 57-year-old was transported to the hospital with a broken leg and bruises, police say.
A Farmington Hills man was treated at Beaumont Hospital after being hit by a car on Woodward early Wednesday morning.
According to Birmingham Police, the 57-year-old, who had been drinking and wearing dark clothing, was walking in the middle of Woodward just south of Oak around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He was then hit by a car, driven by a Birmingham man. According to police reports and several witnesses, the driver tried to stop when he saw the man walking in the middle of his lane.
According to Birmingham Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, the driver told police he was only going 20-30 miles per hour at the time because of pot holes, though he could have been driving up to 40 miles per hour, Kiernan said.
"Witness stated that the guy did his best to stop and try to avoid the pedestrian," Kiernan said, "but where the accident happened it is very dark and on a curve."
Kiernan said the Farmington Hills man suffered a broken leg and other cuts and bruises, and was immediately transported to Beaumont for treatment. The man was later cited for interfering with traffic and causing an accident.