UPDATE: Saginaw Street Reopens after Early Morning Accident

By: News 10
By: News 10

A stretch of West Saginaw Street in East Lansing has been reopened after being closed for much of the Friday morning commute by an accident.

East Lansing Captain Jeff Murphy says at 10 a.m., just the westbound curb lane remained closed while BWL crews repaired downed power lines and restored power to 3,200 customers..

According to Captain Murphy, a car traveling westbound struck a power pole shortly after 5 a.m. in the 200 block of West Saginaw. Murphy says the car careened off the pole and struck a second shearing it and causing power lines to fall into the street.

Three people, two males and one female, were in the car. The female was thrown from the car by the impact.

Captain Murphy says the woman suffered serious, but non-life threatening injures. The two men suffered minor injures. All were taken to a hospital for treatment.

The victims' names and ages haven't been released.

For much of the morning, Saginaw between Abbot and Harrison was closed.

Captain Murphy says the accident is still being investigated, but speed was a definite factor.


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