Kalamazoo, MI: On July 23, 2016 at 1527 hours, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a single motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Cadillac and Douglas. PSO Chelsea Parise was immediately on scene and reported that a vehicle had struck a tree with enough force to turn 90 degrees in the air and land onto a nearby unoccupied parked car.
The passenger, self extricated himself from the vehicle and was transported to a nearby Hospital with minor injuries. The driver, a 26 year old resident of Kalamazoo, had to be extricated from the car. Once the driver was released from the wreckage, he was transported to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, who was driving on a license which was suspended indefinitely, stated he was operating the vehicle with the knowledge that the brakes were not functioning properly. The driver lost control after accelerating down Summit Park and was unable to stop at the stop sign; the car struck a tree head on which caused the vehicle to spin through the air landing on the parked vehicle on Cadillac Street.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety encourages all motorists to have routine inspections and maintenance on their vehicles.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Sgt. Kenneth Skibbe
Date: July 23rd , 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, 337-8142