16-year-old driver hits teen walking on Van Horn Road, leaves scene of accident

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

A 16-year-old Huron Township resident hit a 14-year-old, also from Huron, who was walking on Van Horn Road Tuesday evening.

After hitting the teen, the driver left the scene of the accident, according to police.

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety responded to the area of Van Horn Road, east of Huron River Drive, on a call of a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. 

When they arrived, they found the teen had sustained injuries from the hit and run that were non-life threatening.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

The Huron Township Detective Bureau worked the investigation overnight and throughout the day Wednesday with the assistance of the Michigan State Police Accident Reconstruction Team. 

 At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, police located the driver of the vehicle.

The driver and his parents are fully cooperating with the investigation, Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

The initial investigation, according to Robbins, indicates that weather conditions and poor visibility played a role in the accident.

Alcohol or drug use does not initially appear to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our young victim. He is a great kid and we are very fortunate and thankful that this did not turn out worse. We are also very thankful for the community support and sharing of information during this investigation,” Robbins said.


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