Driver ends up on shore of Hines Park's Nankin Lake after running stop sign, causing crash

A tow truck pulls a vehicle from Nankin Lake after a crash on Dec. 29, 2022

A driver crashed along the shore of Nankin Lake after running a stop sign in Livonia on Thursday evening.

Police were called to the area of Hines Drive on the border of Livonia and Westland, around 6 p.m.

According to police, a 59-year-old Redford Township woman in a Toyota Rav 4 was on Joy Road when she ran a stop sign at Farmington Road. She hit a 26-year-old Westland resident who was in a Chevrolet Malibu before hitting a pole and going across Hines Drive.

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The Rav4 landed on its side on the shore of Nankin Lake, police said. The driver and a 36-year-old passenger both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital. 

Police do not think alcohol, drugs, or distracted driving were factors in the crash.