A Saline High School student was hospitalized after a crash at Maple Road and Michigan Avenue Wednesday morning.
The student driving a moped northbound on Old Creek Drive, crossing the intersection, when he was struck by vehicle driven by another high school student shortly before 7:30 a.m. That student was southbound on Maple Road. She was turning left on to Michigan Avenue when she collided with the moped, Saline Police Chief Jerrod Hart said.
The driver of the moped was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Hart said the student who struck the moped was issued a citation.
Traffic congestion was greater than usual because lights at the intersection were malfunctioning, Hart said. At 6:40 a.m., Saline Police learned the lights on Michigan were flashing yellow while the lights on Old Creek/Maple were flashing red. A technician adjusted the lights so they were flashing red in all direction – creating a four-way stop.
According to Hart, it was one of two malfunctioning traffic lights in the area. Someone called police to complain about a malfunctioning light near the high school. Police routed that call to authorities in Pittsfield Township.