Woman killed in scooter collision

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – An 85-year-old woman died Monday night after colliding with a motorcyclist on King Road earlier in the day.

About 10 a.m. Monday, resident Janice Frandsen was riding her personalized scooter south across King from the Dunham’s Sports parking lot, just west of Fort Street, when she collided with a motorcycle heading west on King. Both Frandsen and the 32-year-old Riverview man driving the motorcycle were thrown from their vehicles.

Both were transported to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, where Frandsen died Monday and the man was being kept in the intensive-care unit as of press time.

“He’s still in critical condition,” Police Chief Don Ginestet said. “He had internal and head injuries.”

Police are investigating the crash, but do not know how fast either vehicle was moving or who may be at fault, Ginestet said.

Once the investigation is complete, Ginestet said, the results will be turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office to determine if any charges will be filed.

(Contact Chris Jackett at cjackett@bewickpublications.com)