Police officer critically injured in crash in Waterford Township - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Police officer critically injured in crash in Waterford Township

Posted: Updated:
Waterford Township Police SUV following a crash Wednesday afternoon.  (CREDIT: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) Waterford Township Police SUV following a crash Wednesday afternoon. (CREDIT: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
A blue Volkswagen Beetle following a crash Wednesday afternoon in Waterford Township.  (CREDIT: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A blue Volkswagen Beetle following a crash Wednesday afternoon in Waterford Township. (CREDIT: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
Officer Annette Miller with her police canine (CREDIT: Amy K. Lockard, Spinal Column News Weekly) Officer Annette Miller with her police canine (CREDIT: Amy K. Lockard, Spinal Column News Weekly)
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) -

"I could hear it screaming down the street," said Diane Carr.  "I just heard like a crash and then a huge boom."

However, her husband, Henry, who was standing on his front lawn, was the first to see it.  It started with a motorcycle flying down Waterford Township's Elizabeth Lake Road.

"Over a hundred miles an hour just flying by.  All you saw was a blip and heard the noise.  All of a sudden, this gentleman in this VW, the young kid was turning left onto our street.  The cop car came flying over here -- that's a small hill as you can see -- and she hit him."

Officer Annette Miller was pursuing a motorcycle believed to be speeding in Pontiac and had just crossed into Waterford.  Witnesses say the officer came over the hill and clipped a blue VW.  The 20-year-old driver was trying to turn left onto Fernbarry.  He spun out and landed in their yard.

"I just grabbed the young boy here.  He was bleeding out of his nose and everything.  We laid him down here," Henry Carr explained.

Swerving to avoid the VW, Officer Miller hopped the curb and slammed into a tree.  The force of the crash wrapped her SUV around the tree, flipping it up on its side.  Her police canine was caged in the back.

It took about 40 minutes, but emergency crews using the jaws of life were finally able to free Officer Miller and her tracking dog.  The dog injured his paw and will be fine.  Officer Miller's injuries were much more severe.  She remains in critical condition.

"I'm very deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of our employees.  Quite frankly, I'm shocked and crushed with an accident of this nature and I pray for her recovery," said Waterford Township Supervisor Carl Solden.

Witnesses say before the crash, all they heard was a buzzing of a motorcycle.  No police sirens or flashing lights.  Accident re-constructionists are investigating what happened and who is at-fault, but the driver of the VW told witnesses he never saw the police SUV coming until it was too late.

"The poor kid was so shaken up.  He just kept saying I didn't see her.  I couldn't get out of the way," Diane Carr said.

The 20-year-old driver of the VW from Waterford suffered just minor injuries.  He was taken to the hospital and released.

We're told Officer Miller is suffering from internal injuries.  The Waterford Township Police Department is asking the community to keep her and her family in their prayers.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the motorcyclist.  We do have a slight description.  It's a black sport-style motorcycle that was being driven by a man who was wearing a white helmet with a gold or a dark-stripped and tan pants.  Anybody with any information about this individual is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

  • Taryn AsherTaryn AsherMore>>

  • Community comes together to support slain Armada teen's family

    Community comes together to support slain Armada teen's family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:55:10 GMT
    Nearly a week after 14-year-old April Millsap was found murdered in the small town of Armada, friends, family and even those who didn't know the young girl gather for music in the park - this time hoping for justice.They were there to help raise money to ease the burden on April's heartbroken mother."We're as well as can be expected," said aunt Sarah Lichtenfelt. "They are just grateful for all the prayers and support, that's all we ask is to keep praying for strength."In the middle of it all...
    Nearly a week after 14-year-old April Millsap was found murdered in the small town of Armada, friends, family and even those who didn't know the young girl gather for music in the park - this time hoping for justice.They were there to help raise money to ease the burden on April's heartbroken mother."We're as well as can be expected," said aunt Sarah Lichtenfelt. "They are just grateful for all the prayers and support, that's all we ask is to keep praying for strength."In the middle of it all...
  • Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Man accused of calling taxi to move a body

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:20:50 GMT
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
    A mother is struggling with the fact that her 21-year-old daughter lost her battle with drug addiction, and then she learns the despicable lengths two people went to get rid of her child's body.
  • Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Renisha McBride's family leaves courtroom as photos are shown

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:29:16 GMT
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  
    On day two of the trial for Renisha McBride's shooting death, the final hours of her life and the moments after her death were detailed in court. Thursday the jury heard what Ted Wafer, her accused killer, told police about the shooting that night.  

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Federal sting ends in gunfire in Highland Park

    Federal sting ends in gunfire in Highland Park

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:03:37 GMT
    In what started as a traffic stop, resulted in a shootout between federal agents and a pair of men known to have illegal assault rifles in Highland Park.Police say a task force of ATF and FBI agents who had previously set up a meet with two men, known to have AK-47s and AR-15s in their Chevrolet Cavalier, began to move in. The traffic stop was made near Oakland and Victor about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The car rammed the federal agents vehicle and the driver opened fire with a handgun. The agents re...
    In what started as a traffic stop, resulted in a shootout between federal agents and a pair of men known to have illegal assault rifles in Highland Park.Police say a task force of ATF and FBI agents who had previously set up a meet with two men, known to have AK-47s and AR-15s in their Chevrolet Cavalier, began to move in. The traffic stop was made near Oakland and Victor about 7:30 p.m. Friday. The car rammed the federal agents vehicle and the driver opened fire with a handgun. The agents re...
  • Officer hit by drunk driver on Detroit's east side

    Officer hit by drunk driver on Detroit's east side

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:15:06 GMT
    An officer was hit by a driver believed to be drunk Friday at 8 mile and Alcoy on Detroit's east side.Police say officers were investigating at the scene of a traffic accident when the driver ran through the barricade and hit the woman.She was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the drunk driver was arrested. Police had been conducting an investigation of the original accident in which one of the drivers died. Eight mile is closed in east bound lane by Alcoy.
    An officer was hit by a driver believed to be drunk Friday at 8 mile and Alcoy on Detroit's east side.Police say officers were investigating at the scene of a traffic accident when the driver ran through the barricade and hit the woman.She was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the drunk driver was arrested. Police had been conducting an investigation of the original accident in which one of the drivers died. Eight mile is closed in east bound lane by Alcoy.
  • Man arrested after trying to wrestle gun from officer in Detroit

    Man arrested after trying to wrestle gun from officer in Detroit

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:32:44 GMT
    A man was arrested after he went for an officer's gun trying to wrestle it away from Detroit Police, causing the weapon to fire.SkyFOX was over the scene on Manning Street in Detroit, where the incident occurred Friday,The bullet didn't hit anyone and police took a 27-year-old man from Roseville into custody.Police say the home was a known drug den, and when officers drove by the property -- four people ran from the home.The officer and suspect were treated at a hospital for non life threaten...
    A man was arrested after he went for an officer's gun trying to wrestle it away from Detroit Police, causing the weapon to fire.SkyFOX was over the scene on Manning Street in Detroit, where the incident occurred Friday,The bullet didn't hit anyone and police took a 27-year-old man from Roseville into custody.Police say the home was a known drug den, and when officers drove by the property -- four people ran from the home.The officer and suspect were treated at a hospital for non life threaten...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices