The Oakland County Sheriff's Office's Crash Reconstruction Unit is continuing to investigate a multi-car accident Wednesday at Rochester and Hamlin roads in Rochester Hills.
The accident occurred at about 12:41 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Bordine's store at the northeast corner of the Rochester and Hamlin intersection. Sheriff's officials said two victims in the crash remained hospitalized in critical condition as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the department, a 20-year-old Troy resident was taken Wednesday to McLaren-Oakland Hospital in Pontiac and a 55-year-old Rochester Hills resident was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
According to Sheriff's officials, a 65-year-old Roseville resident was operating a 2014 VW Jetta southbound on Rochester Road north of Hamlin and rear-ended a southbound 2005 Saturn L300 driven by the 20-year-old Troy resident, pushing the car into a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by the 55-year-old Rochester Hills resident. The Pacifica was then pushed into a 2013 Dodge Durango, driven by a 59-year-old Farmington Hills resident.
According to the department, after striking the vehicles, the Jetta continued southbound on Rochester Road and rear-ended a 2004 Mazda 6, driven by a 38-year-old Huntington Woods resident, pushing the Mazda into a 2007 Ford Freestyle driven by a 74-year-old Rochester Hills resident. The Freestyle then was pushed into a 2001 Lexus ES300, driven by a 68-year-old Auburn Hills resident.
The 38-year-old Huntington Woods resident driving the Mazda was taken to Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills and was treated and released Wednesday.
The driver of the Jetta was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont and is listed in stable condition. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to Sheriff's officials. According to the department, it appears the driver might have had a medical condition prior to the crash.
The department's investigators still are determining whether the drivers involved were wearing seatbelts, and the crash remains under investigation.