Man dies after being hit by the People Mover

Posted at 3:16 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 07:57:08-04

A man died Sunday night after being hit by the Detroit People Mover. 

The accident happened around 9 p.m. at Grand River and Times Square. 

Police tell 7 Action News the man was standing on the platform when he fell between cars. They say it appears he was trying to lean against the train to help him balance when he accidentally fell onto the tracks. 

The train was stopped at the time, but then it started to move again and the man was hit. 

We're told there were no other passengers on the train, so no one witnessed the fall. 

Detroit People Mover service was shut down after the accident.  The People Mover was supposed to reopen this morning, but DPM tweeted that it will remain closed until further notice. 


We'll keep you updated.