Motorcyclist injured in accident

Times-Herald Newspapers

HEIGHTS — A motorcyclist was hospitalized in critical condition after an accident at the intersection of Van Born Road and Jackson Street Aug. 23. He has since stabilized.

The motorcyclist, a 46-year-old Allen Park man, was traveling west in the right lane of Van Born Road when he struck a vehicle that was turning from eastbound Van Born onto northbound Jackson Street.

According to the police report, the motorcycle struck the vehicle, a 2003 Buick, nearly head-on.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn where he was initially listed in critical condition with several broken bones and a concussion.

Police are still investigating the crash.

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