Absolute Moral Authority

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Just another day in Detroit

Posted by mesablue on January 8, 2007

I could post a story like this every day. This one sticks out because, once again, like the mannequin weirdo and the garbage truck hobo, this happened within just a mile or two of my house.

If, in the middle of the afternoon, you happen to rear end an amored truck that is sitting on the shoulder of the expressway, killing someone in the process — what should you do?

Run!!!

Fatal accident shuts down southbound I-75

Southbound Interstate 75 was closed at 7 Mile Road while police investigate a fatal traffic accident.


The accident happened about 2 p.m. when a Hummer H2 struck a disabled armored van parked in the left shoulder, killing a 59-year-old Southfield woman, who was in the rear of the van.


The driver of the Hummer, a 26-year-old Detroit man, fled the scene on foot but was later caught at an area hospital where he was seeking treatment. Two other passengers in the armored van were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment.

A couple of years ago, someone threw the body of a young woman out onto the same stretch of highway during the morning rush hour. Hundreds of terrified motorists had to witness her body being hit by several cars.

What a great city.

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2 Responses to “Just another day in Detroit”

  1. Lynn said

    This woman was not 59, nor from Southfield, but was my beautiful aunt who was tragically taken from us on the 8th a January. I would like the world to know that in honor of the power of love (being that her birthday was Feb 14th-Valentine’s Day) we uncover the mystery surrounding this mysterious 26 year old boy WHO REMAINS AT LARGE, WAS NEVER CHARGED DESPITE FLEEING THE SCENE AND THERE REMAINS A UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCE AS TO WHY RUDIMENTARY QUESTIONS ARE NOT BEING ANSWER! CIVIL SOCIETY STAND UP!

  2. scott said

    Lynn,

    That is horrible. In no way was I trying to belittle what happened. To the contrary, that when something bad like that happens in Detroit, no one takes responsibility.

    I’m very sorry for your family’s loss. And, I hope that the driver is forced to responsibility for his actions.

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