Madison Heights Woman, 52, Killed by Car in Troy Parking Lot

The woman was walking to meet her family at her car when she was struck by a vehicle.

A Madison Heights woman was killed Sunday afternoon when she was struck by a car in the Atlas Market parking lot.

According to a bystander, the woman was pinned under the car as rescue crews worked to free her around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The driver, a 68-year-old Troy woman, was backing out of her parking space when she struck the woman, who was walking to meet her children at her car, according to Troy Police Capt. Robert Redmond.

The incident is still under investigation. 

John David December 03, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Amanda, what I have not seen any facts to base forfeiture of licenses based only on age.
Amanda Wilson December 03, 2012 at 09:05 PM
John David I suppose I could spend some time (when I'm done with my homework) scouring the Internet for information related to demographics and how they relate to the number of fatal car accidents. At this point though, I feel pretty strongly based upon my own experiences as well as things that I have witnessed. In my lifetime I have owned 6 cars. Two of them I drove into the ground and it eventually became impossible to fix them without replacing the engine. One of them I sold to buy a different car, and three of them were rendered junkyard fodder. All three junkyard cars were destroyed because an elderly person wasn't paying attention or didn't remember how the hell to drive. As well, I have been witness to several auto accidents...all except for one involved an elderly driver. I'll dig and research some facts for you later, when I have a second...until then just know that I have been on the receiving end of elderly people who should have been riding the OPC bus or taking a taxi. I am just thankful that none of my children were killed by these people.
Peter Griffin December 04, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Amanda - you are one of the few who understands that when people get to a "certain age", people need to take away the keys. I don;t feel bad one bit for the old woman, but feel horrible for the family of the other lady that was run over. I hope that old lady realizes how she forever marked the Christmas season as the time that someone's wife/mother was selfishly taken away. I don't know why people feel the need to ride to the rescue whenever an old person does something wrong -- they feel that they need to protect the elderly from the truth. Saw an article in the Clawson Patch that an 81-year old lady ran her car INTO a hair salon --- crashed right through it. Nice bit of driving. I bet she will say, "I was confused". Someone will also come to her rescue and shout down anyone who says anything negative about her. Go figure.
Amanda Wilson December 04, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Thanks Peter. I think it's just an extension of political correctness with these people...that and they don't want the responsibility of driving their elderly parents around to doctor appointments, etc. God forbid one of the noble blue-hair defenders on here manages to watch a loved one get dragged across a parking lot by some old bat who left her hearing aide at home. Some tunes in here would be changing.
Jen Anesi December 04, 2012 at 12:30 PM
I have put in another inquiry to TPD to see if there have been charges filed yet. As of Friday, there had not. In the meantime, I am closing comments on this story. Two families are in a lot of pain right now, and some of these comments, which presume the driver is guilty before she has even been charged with anything, are simply insensitive. Thank you for your contributions.


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