2016-06-22 / News

Hit and run driver sought by police


Mayfield Township’s Stanley Gibbons, 58, escaped with a minor hand injury Monday afternoon when a pickup sideswiped his Chevrolet Malibu at the intersection of Morris and Imlay City roads and kept going. 
Photo by Phil Foley Mayfield Township’s Stanley Gibbons, 58, escaped with a minor hand injury Monday afternoon when a pickup sideswiped his Chevrolet Malibu at the intersection of Morris and Imlay City roads and kept going. Photo by Phil Foley LAPEER TWP. — Local police are looking for a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck with a ladder rack and extensive front-end damage.

Stanley Gibbons, 58, of Mayfield Township, was headed south on Myers Road about 4:45 p.m. Monday when he heard a loud crash as he drove through the Imlay City Road intersection. The crash, he realized, was a pickup slamming into his Malibu LT.

He said he saw a dark pickup, horn still sounding from impact in the collision, speed off to the south and turn west on Peppermill Road.

Lapeer Township’s Onalee Young, 85, who was headed north on Morris Road, said the light was green when the pickup hit Gibbons’ car and kept going.

“The guy ran a red light and hit me,” Gibbons said.

Rick Best, who was following the pickup with his young son in his Jeep, said when he realized the truck wasn’t stopping he chased it. He told police that he followed the truck west on Peppermill Road, but quit at Saginaw Street when the driver ran the stop light, almost hitting two cars.

Best said there were two people in the truck. “I think the driver was drunk,” he said.

Anyone who’s seen a dark colored Ford pickup with fresh front-end damage and a ladder rack is urged to call the Lapeer Township Police Dept. at 810-664-3700 or Central Dispatch at 810-667-0217.

— Phil Foley

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