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Darrin Polansky, 44, and Shelley Frontera, 41, injured on motorcycle in hit-and-run crash with alleged driver Miguel Barba, 34,on 26 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue in Chesterfield Township, Michigan

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 9:58am
Accident Date: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015

Couple critically injured in hit-and-run motorcycle crash

A man and woman were critically injured in a late-night hit-and-run accident in Chesterfield Township, according to police. When he was unable to free the motorcycle, the driver fled on foot, according to the release. The investigation is continuing, Both the man and woman motorcycle riders are reported to be in critical condition at McLaren Macomb hospital in Mount Clemens. Police said the truck driver kept going, dragging the motorcycle under the front of his truck for about 600 yards down 26 Mile Road. Witnesses reported seeing the truck driver stop in the middle of 26 Mile Road and attempt to dislodge the motorcycle from under the truck.

2 motorcyclists critically injured in hit-and-run accident

Two motorcyclists were critically injured Saturday night when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a pickup truck in the intersection of 26 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue. Police say the 34-year-old Rochester Hills man driving the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck fled the accident scene while dragging the motorcycle underneath the front of the truck. He told police that he had been drinking before the accident and "panicked" after he hit the motorcycle. The 44-year-old Warren man driving the motorcycle and the 41-year-old Fraser woman riding as a passenger are both at McLaren Macomb Hospital in critical condition. The motorcycle was dragged for about 600 yards down 26 Mile Road before the man tried to dislodge it and, when he was unable to, fled on foot.

Chesterfield Township police: Drunk driver hit couple on motorcycle

Miguel Barba, of Rochester Hills, was charged Tuesday with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident and one count of operating without a license.
Topics: 
Hit and Run
People Involved: 
Darrin Polansky
Shelley Frontera
Miguel Barba

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