Hit and run in Ypsilanti – seeking driver of early 90s Chevy Corsica – Motorcycle accident Friday August 9, 2013 Downtown Ypsilanti (W. Forest Ave at N. Hamilton St. Ypsi)

A friend of mine was in a motorcycle accident in Ypsilanti on Friday, August 9, 2013. Here's her posting to Craigslist about it – there is a reward offered for identification of the driver that caused the crash. Contact her through this email address: ttrfq-3993561879@comm.craigslist.org

 Motorcycle accident 08/09/13 Downtown Ypsilanti (W. Forest Ave at N. Hamilton St. Ypsi)

*Possible Reward, if vehicle driver identified*

Screen shot 2013-08-12 at 10.40.01 AMMy partner and I were involved in a motorcycle accident around 8:20pm at the corner of W. Forest Ave and N. Hamilton St, August 09, 2013. An early 1990's, I believe a Chevrolet Corsica, tan/gold in color, made an illegal right turn from the far left lane in front of our motorcycle. The vehicle stopped briefly in the intersection after causing us to dump our bike, but quickly left after the Ypsi Fire Dept came on the scene.

I know that the first two pedestrians who spoke with us witnessed the accident, and appeared to be taking pictures/video of the scene. A third pedestrian, wearing a pink t-shirt, helped get our bike off of us and handed me my partners glasses. I'm sure he also witnessed the incident, and saw the vehicle leave the scene.

If you, or anyone you've spoke to had told you about this accident, or have pics/video if the incident, please contact me through this post. It can be done anonymously, we are looking for the driver of the vehicle who left the scene. Also, I'd like to thank the pedestrians, Ypsi firefighters, the fine paramedics of HVA, and Officer Thompson of Ypsi PD for all your help.

  • Location: W. Forest Ave at N. Hamilton St. Ypsi
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Posting ID: 3993561879

Posted: 2013-08-10, 4:16PM EDT

 email to a friend

 

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2 thoughts on “Hit and run in Ypsilanti – seeking driver of early 90s Chevy Corsica – Motorcycle accident Friday August 9, 2013 Downtown Ypsilanti (W. Forest Ave at N. Hamilton St. Ypsi)

  1. Lynne

    That sounds terrible. While there was no excuse for the driver of the car to leave, if the driver was turning right onto Hamilton from the far left lane, it was not an illegal turn. Both lanes are allowed to turn right from Forest onto Hamilton. It wasn’t clear in the posting if that is what happened though. Still, it might be worth it for the city to consider how traffic flows at that intersection.

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  2. Eric

    So it looks like Hamilton is one way, with two lanes heading south. So since two lanes from eastbound Forest can turn right, the left lane of Forest should end up in the left lane of Hamilton. It would be illegal if the left lane of Forest turned into the right lane of Hamilton.
    Using GoogleMaps, I have to say, the street markings could be better to guide vehicles through the right turn.
    Without more details, it seems that a reasonable interpretation of the events presented is that the driver of the Corsica believed that the motorcycle crash was not the driver’s fault but instead due to inattention of the motorcyclist and that the driver stayed around until medical attention arrived and then left.
    I don’t know what the law is for staying around when you’re driving in proximity to an accident as opposed to being involved in an accident.
    But perhaps with additional details this would not be a valid interpretation.

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