Wednesday, November 26, 2003Yet another person has been hit on Ann Arbor streets recently, this time an unidentified 23-year-old who has been hospitalized after a hit-and-run accident on Packard Ave. near East University, according to the Ann Arbor News. Like Plymouth Road, this is another area of town where the interests of cars have trumped the interests of pedestrians in the eyes of the city: there are no crosswalks in the area, despite heavy pedestrian traffic.
"Ann Arbor Police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 23-year-old Ann Arbor woman last weekend.
The woman remains hospitalized at the University of Michigan Medical Center for injuries she suffered when she was struck on Packard Street early Saturday. The woman was in the roadway, near the intersection of East University Avenue, when she was hit by a vehicle that failed to stop around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
A few people were in the area when police arrived, but were unable to give a good description of the vehicle, Sgt. Brad Hill said. The woman was intoxicated at the time and was unable to recall the crash, police said.
Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies pursued a vehicle shortly after the hit and run, but authorities have determined that the chase was unrelated, Hill said.
Anyone with information is asked to call (734) 994-2865."
Posted by Rob at 11:55 PM