High-speed accident on Detroit's east side leaves one man critically injured

Police said a major vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon near Conner and College streets in Detroit left one person in critical condition.
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People living off Conner Street on the city's east side were not surprised at all when they heard the sound of another crash on this dangerous stretch of road.
 
They came out of their houses to find a Ford Expedition up on its side against a fence of the Detroit City Airport. Police say a 22-year-old man driving his Chevy Impala at a high rate of speed had crossed over the center line around 1:45 p.m. in the afternoon, hitting the Expedition head-on. The impact was so hard, the engine flew across the street to a yard.
 
Bystanders rushed to help three people trapped inside the Expedition -- a woman in her 30s, her 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son.
 
The speed limit on Conner is only 35 mph, but police said they often get complaints of drag racing around the airport, and accidents happen quote all the time -- some fatal, and alcohol is often a factor.
 
At last check, the mother and her two kids were listed in temporary serious condition and expected to survive. The driver of the other vehicle was thrown from his vehicle, and had more serious injuries to his head. He is listed in critical condition as of Saturday night. 
 

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