A Wolverine Lake woman was taken to DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital after she reportedly attempted suicide at the corner of South Commerce and Decker roads on Sunday, Jan. 23, when she jumped in front of two moving vehicles.
Police were called to scene and found the victim lying in the middle of the intersection, as Walled Lake and Commerce fire personnel provided medical attention to the woman.
It was determined, based on various witness accounts, that the woman attempted the act twice, as she walked in front two separate motor vehicles.
According to police reports, the driver of a GMC Yukon was traveling southbound on South Commerce south of Glengary Road when he observed the victim staggering northbound. As he attempted to pass the victim she jumped into the roadway directly in front of his car. He was able to swerve to avoid hitting her and stopped. The woman followed his vehicle and jumped onto his hood before falling to the ground. He proceeded to back up because he was uncertain what she would do next. He reportedly saw her walk northbound and observed a blue vehicle approaching. The woman allegedly again jumped into the roadway in front of that oncoming vehicle. The driver slammed on the brakes, but the victim jumped onto the vehicle’s hood. She rolled off and landed on the roadway, where she remained until medical personnel arrived.
Apparently the victim’s family told police she was homeless and continually stated she wanted to die. The family has been in the process of trying to admit her for a psychological examination.