Two people, including an alleged hit and run driver, were sent to hospital after a two crashes in downtown Saline early Monday evening.
According to Police Chief Jerrod Hart, police suspect an east-bound, errant driver in a red 1998 Jeep was responsible for a crash on Michigan Avenue, near Ann Arbor Street. The 48-year-old man from West Unity Ohio then allegedly fled the scene only to strike a second vehicle at Michigan Avenue and Harris Street.
Paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance transported one patient in critical condition to the University of Michigan Hospital. Another patient was transported in stable condition to St. Joseph’s Hospital, according to Matt Rose, spokesperson for Huron Valley Ambulance.
Chief Hart said the suspect suffered a compound fracture of his leg. Police have requested a warrant to draw blood from the suspect.
Hart said drivers stopped at the accident scene and told police to report they’d seen this vehicle driving dangerously west of town.
Firefighters who heard the loud crash alerted police to the scene.
The crash snarled rush-hour traffic.