17-year-old remains in critical condition after car crash
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A 17-year-old Pittsfield Township resident remained in critical condition at the University of Michigan Hospital Thursday after a crash Tuesday night on Textile Road in Ypsilanti Township.
The driver suffered head trauma in the crash, which occurred at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday in the 5800 block of Textile Road, said Washtenaw County sheriff’s Sgt. Geoffrey Fox.
Police said he was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus west on Textile Road on his way home from work in Ypsilanti Township when the car left the road and traveled about 20 feet into the ditch, hitting several trees along the way.
He was pinned in the car for about two hours after the crash while firefighters worked to free him. A University of Michigan Survival Flight helicopter took him to the hospital.
Police have not determined why the driver lost control of the vehicle and may never know, Fox said. Neither alcohol, nor drug use is believed to be a factor, police said.