Pregnant woman rescued from burning car



FLINT TWP. — A pregnant woman was rescued from a burning car after a rollover accident June 11 in Flint Township.

Flint Township Police and the Flint Township Fire Department responded to a call shortly after 2 p.m. for a crash with a possible entrapment and fire at Ballenger Highway and Clarendon Street.

The investigation showed a beige Ford escape was southbound on Ballenger and ready to turn east onto Walton Avenue when a gray Pontiac G6 tried to pass on the left. The Pontiac G6 hit a tree in front of the Huntington Bank at 1160 N. Ballenger Highway, then rolled over.

Flint Township Police said a female driver and a pregnant woman in the front passenger seat of the Pontiac G6 were alert and conscious at the scene. The women were transported by MMR Ambulance Service to Hurley Medical Center for evaluation.

The man driving the Ford Escape was questioned by Flint Township Police at the scene and released.

The northbound lanes of Ballenger Highway were closed between Clarendon Street and Walton Avenue for about an hour after the crash for the investigation and cleanup. The crash remains under investigation.