(WXYZ) — All lanes on eastbound I-94 before I-275 at Haggerty have reopened following a car fire Tuesday morning.
Other on EB I-94— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) June 9, 2020
Location: EB I-94 at Haggerty
Lanes Blocked: All Lanes
Event Type: Other @i94Detroit @DTWeetin
Around 6:15 a.m., Michigan State Police says troopers were dispatched to I-94 and Haggerty in Van Buren Township for a car/boat fire. A trooper arrived on scene and saw the driver, a 63-year-old man, slumped over, unconscious, inside of the vehicle.
Car Fire Final Update: On 6/9 at approximately 6 15 AM troopers were dispatched to I-94 FWY & Haggerty Rd. Van Buren Twp for a car/boat fire. A Metro South trooper arrived on scene and saw the 63 year old male driver slumped over unconscious inside of the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/0svMqokxUi— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) June 9, 2020
Police say the trooper attempted to use his baton to break the passenger side window out. Due to the window tint on the front windows, he had to use his hands to push the window in and was then able to pull the driver from the truck.
The driver was treated for low blood sugar.
The trooper sustained cuts to both of his arms and hands and was also treated at the scene. The fire was caused by the driver having his foot on the gas, causing the tires to catch fire.
Fire department putting put out the fire now. No word yet on how long the freeway will remain closed. @wxyzdetroit https://t.co/tNC1gOSun1 pic.twitter.com/bSIFMJHgpI— Ali Hoxie (@ali_hoxie) June 9, 2020