Source: Sherman Publications

Five-vehicle pileup on M-24

March 30, 2011

M-24, just north of Drahner Rd., turned into a parking lot following a five-vehicle accident on Wednesday, March 23.

Around 2:21 p.m., a 29-year-old male from Lapeer was driving southbound on Lapeer Rd. in a 2005 Honda Civic when he failed to stop for the red light and slammed into the back of a 2007 Cadilliac, driven by a 40-year-old female from Metamora.

The incident caused a chain reaction crash, with the woman from Metamora hitting a 2003 GMC Pick-Up, driven by a 49-year-old male from Oxford Township. The pick-up then hit a 2001 Honda, driven by a 41-year-old female from Troy, who then proceeded to run into the back of an 18-year-old female from Lake Orion.

The driver of the Honda Civic was taken to POH Hospital by the Oxford Fire Department. In addition, he was issued a citation for careless and negligent driving.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the incident.

Andrew Moser