Two unnamed pedestrians were killed Saturday nigh,t on October 15, 2015. They were hit by a truck on Detroit, Michigan's west side.
Detroit Police Sgt. Cassandra Lewis told The Detroit Free Press that a 42-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man passed away around 8:30 P.M. at Cortland and 14th Street. Sgt. Lewis also stated that the two pedestrians died at the scene of the accident.
Officials report that a Ford Explorer ran through a stop light and hit a silver car. After the Explorer ran into the silver car, it spun out of control and hit the victims who were standing on the sidewalk nearby.
After hitting the pedestrians, the people inside of the Ford Explorer were seen fleeing on foot from the scene of the collision. At the time of the auto accident, no suspects were found and the investigation remained under way.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, someone runs a red light an average of every 20 minutes at urban intersections. In the last decade, red-light running crashes killed nearly 9,000 people and an estimated 165,000 motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are injured annually by red-light runners.
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