"Flying" car crashes into trees, fence, lands in a backyard
Frankenmuth Police Officer Jesse McCreary saw a flash of blue in the rearview mirror of his patrol car last Wednesday afternoon (April 26).
If he had not turned north a few moments later, he would have had a 2012 Ford Focus smashed into the rear end of his Tahoe.
The incident took place around 2:15pm near intersection of West Schleier Street and Churchgrove Road. McCreary was on routine patrol, traveling west on Schleier Street. He stopped for the stop sign and then turned north on Churchgrove.
Seconds later, the Ford that was also traveling west, disregarded the stop sign, hit the curb and went airborne about 50 feet. It came down on its wheels and continued west, across the St. Lorenz track and field and finally crashed into a chain-link fence and trees in the back yard of a home in the Bavarian Estates.
FPD Chief Don Mawer said the 77-year-old Frankenmuth female traveled approximately 150 yards from the curb until the time it came to rest in the fence and trees.
“She was conscious but not alert by the time we found her. She was extremely disoriented,” Mawer said. “We estimated she was traveling in excess of 40 MPH.”
The female was wearing her seat belt. She was transported to a Saginaw-area hospital by MMR Ambulance Service. Amazingly, the vehicle suffered just functional damage but it was towed from the scene.
“If she would have driven into the back of the patrol vehicle, this would have become a very serious situation,” Mawer said.
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