Driver injured, vintage car damaged in construction zone crash on US-23 in Pittsfield Township
A driver was injured and his vintage Ford Mustang was damaged when he got confused in a construction zone on US-23 and crashed into debris piled in the roadway, authorities say.
The accident occurred Friday night on southbound US-23 north of I-94 in Pittsfield Township.
Pittsfield firefighters responded to a reported car fire there and discovered a 1960s Ford Mustang with extensive front-end damage and a small fire burning in the engine compartment, reports said.
The driver said he was confused with a traffic cone pattern placed for night road work and drove into an area restricted to traffic because he thought it was the path to access the I-94 ramps, reports said. While driving at the posted construction zone speed, his vehicle struck some asphalt and concrete piled in the roadway for removal.
The driver was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, reports said.