Four-Car Accident Blocks Rochester Road Traffic
Accident occurred north of the Hamlin Road intersection.
A chain-reaction car accident blocked traffic on Rochester Road for about two hours on Saturday afternoon; no one was seriously injured in the crash, officials say.
According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, an 86-year-old Rochester Hills woman was driving her car southbound on Rochester Road when she "failed to stop in an assured clear distance" before striking a Chevrolet Suburban in front of her. The crash occurred north of the Hamlin Road intersection.
The Suburban, driven by a 42-year-old Rochester woman, was pushed forward into two more vehicles, the report stated.
The sheriff's department and the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the crash. The 86-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital, where she was in stable condition, according to the report. The 42-year-old woman and a 10-year-old passenger sought their own medical attention at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, and the occupants of the third and fourth vehicles were not injured, the report stated.