Emergency room crasher still hospitalized; charges pending

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – The 30-year-old Lincoln Park man who drove his car into the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Emergency Department April 3, has not been charged as of Thursday.

“He is still in the hospital and we have not taken him into custody,” Police Chief Dan Grant said Thursday.

The driver was the only one injured in the incident, thus, his identification is being withheld pending an arraignment.

Police said the man reportedly crashed through a window of the hospital, 2333 Biddle Ave., about 12:30 a.m. According to police, the man drove his Kia Rio into the Emergency access. When police arrived, they found the Kia in the Emergency entrance.

Authorities said the man was combative as hospital staff and police attempted to restrain him.

Hospital security suspect the man was someone they made leave the building earlier for causing a disturbance.

Resident Sarah Mortiary, who was visiting a friend at the hospital Monday, said it was difficult to believe no one besides the driver was injured in the crash.

Police reported finding a cold, open beer in the vehicle’s console.

The driver is expected to face arraignment on multiple charges.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter.com.)