Driver Involved in Accident on Grosse Ile Free Bridge in Critical Condition

A two-car accident closed the Grosse Ile free bridge and injured both drivers Tuesday after one of the cars came to a rest on a railing.

One of the drivers involved in a two-car accident on the Grosse Ile free bridge was in critical condition Thursday, according to Sgt. Bradley Petraska of the Trenton Police Department.

A 47-year-old Trenton man was sedated to unconsciousness at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center following accident, which caused his vehicle to come to a rest on a bridge railing at about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The man suffered several injuries during the crash including a head injury, which is making it difficult for officers to conclude an accident investigation.

Petraska said a preexisting medical condition might have been the cause of the accident, but cannot be confirmed due to the injury sustained during impact.

Police believe the man was not wearing a seat belt when crossing the bridge on his way to work at a Grosse Ile marina.

The other driver involved in the crash, 68-year-old Grosse Ile woman, was transported to Southshore Medical Center and released.

Petraska said the bridge was assessed and officials found no structural and very little cosmetic damage caused by the accident.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The bridge was reopened at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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