Video: Drunk driver blamed in 3-vehicle Detroit crash that hospitalizes 4

March 10, 2020, 2:18 PM

The driver at fault greatly exceeded the speed limit posted at top right. (Photo: Security video via WDIV)

A Detroit restaurant's sidewalk camera captures a vivid sight and sounds as a vehicle accelerates, screeches and smashes into two others on Van Dyke Avenue in the City Airport neighborhood.

WDIV posts the action (below) and describes what happened:

Video shows a blue 2019 Dodge Charger speeding on Van Dyke near Merkel Avenue at 9:37 p.m. Monday and slamming into the back of a white 2011 Lincoln. The Lincoln was spun sideways across the center line and struck by a gray 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

All three cars came to rest outside the Van Dyke Coney Island. Restaurant workers rushed outside to help the crash victims.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man driving the Charger, who's at the Detroit Detention Center on a charge of operating while intoxicated.

These four others are hospitalized in stable condition, according to authorities:

  • A 41-year-old woman driving the Lincoln and her 14-year-old female passenger.

  • A 30-year-old man driving the Grand Prix and a 28-year-old woman accompanying him.

Here's how it looks and sounds on a video seen more than 2,000 times in under a day. Keep an eye on the upper right:

Read more:  WDIV

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