During the overnight (Friday June 26th, 3:27 am) Columbia Township Police responded to a traffic accident in the 9000 block of Brooklyn Rd.

Interim Police Chief Jay Niles reports:

“Officer Tefft investigated and discovered the vehicle had struck a Consumers Energy pole.  The driver, a 17-year-old from Jackson was traveling north on Brooklyn Rd in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. As he was traveling, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a Consumers Energy pole, damaging the pole and the vehicle. The 17-year-old driver was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance by Jackson Community Ambulance with minor injuries. Consumers Energy responded to remove the power lines and make the repairs to restore electrical service.

“Driver fatigue is a factor in this crash. Driver was wearing his seat belt and the airbags deployed. Assisting at the scene of the crash was the Columbia Township Fire Department.