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Wrong way driver strikes pole, fence on Huron Street in Ann Arbor
Updated On: Aug 29, 2008

Wrong way driver strikes pole, fence on Huron Street in Ann Arbor

Posted by Dave Gershman | The Ann Arbor News August 12, 2008 19:23PM

Categories: Breaking News

A 36-year-old man was hospitalized this morning after he drove the wrong direction on Huron Street in Ann Arbor, struck a telephone pole and then ran over a fence, officials said.

Witnesses told Ann Arbor firefighters that the man appeared to have a seizure while driving eastbound toward downtown shortly before 9 a.m., said Ann Arbor Fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel.

The man's Dodge pickup accelerated, swerved into the westbound lane, struck a telephone pole at the intersection of Huron and Seventh Avenue, and then ran over a fence on the northeast side of the intersection, Vogel said. Although Huron Street is a busy route for commuters, no cars were struck by the wayward pickup, he said.

Firefighters removed the man from the car, and he was transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center.

In addition, a delivery truck struck a fire truck parked at the scene, ripping off a door. No one was injured, Vogel said.

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