A multiple vehicle accident on Thursday, Aug. 2 along West Huron (M-59) at Voorheis Road in Waterford Township resulted in several people being taken to a hospital.
According to Waterford police, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by a 59-year-old Rochester Hills man ran a red light as it was heading eastbound on West Huron. The Trailblazer struck a 2010 Ford Fusion driven by a 53-year-old Davisburg woman who was attempting to turn westbound onto West Huron from Voorheis.
After striking the Fusion, the Trailblazer then continued traveling eastbound on West Huron, hitting a 1996 Dodge pickup truck and a 2010 Dodge Journey.
The pickup was driven by a 39-year-old man from West Bloomfield Township and the Journey was driven by a 36-year-old Waterford woman.
The impact of the Trailblazer and the Journey collision caused a crash with a 2008 Ford Fusion being driven by a 21-year-old Waterford man.
The 59-year-old man driving the Trailblazer was injured and taken to an area hospital in critical condition, while the driver of the Journey and a 4-year-old passenger were also taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
A passenger in the Fusion was transported to the hospital but later released.
Police said air bags were deployed, that all drivers and passengers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accidents, and the 4-year-old was in a child safety seat.
Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the accident, but the case is still under investigation. If you have any information on the accident or witnessed it, contact Police Sergeant Kazyak at 248-618-6073 or Officer Mathewson at 248-618-6086.