On 29 August a multi-car accident at the intersection of Allen and Gibraltar Streets in Brownstown Township sent several motorists to hospitals, including a pregnant woman and a man in critical condition.
One man remains in intensive care at a regional hospital, according to Township Police Lieutenant Robert Lafayette.
Lafayette said the Downriver Crash Team is investigating the accident and will submit a full report upon completion.
Lafayette said most of the vehicles involved were heading east on Gibraltar, but one car came from a different direction.
Many people in the area showed a good deal of concern for all the accident victims, especially the woman who is expecting a child.
Megan Denton of Woodhaven, who is due to give birth on November 8, is the woman involved in the accident.
So much concern was expressed for her and her baby that she took to social media to let people know that she and the baby were fine and to thank everyone for their kindness.
She was overwhelmed by the generosity of the surrounding residents who rushed to help.
Denton had to be pulled out of his vehicle after the airbag was installed.
He said the residents of the area helped all those injured in the accident and they welcomed the help.
The whole experience consumed him in fear for the safety of his child.
Denton said she had just left Kroger and was traveling east on Gibraltar Road.
She said she had stopped at a light at the Gibraltar and Allen intersection and was waiting to turn left towards Allen when she was killed.
He said he saw it coming.
“I looked up and thought: ‘Wow. This car is coming really fast towards me,'” she said. “Then I realized he was about to hit me from the driver’s side. I thought that was it.”
In those seconds, Denton said that he was sure his life was over.
Once she got out of the car, she said she realized she was going to be okay, but worried until several minutes after the accident when she realized her baby, named Arlo, began to move. .
“There were just some wonderful people out there—complete strangers,” Denton said, “thanks to the man who pulled me out of my car, and the woman who caught me screaming about her baby.”
She also said that a man was standing behind her who was holding her the whole time and she wanted to thank the women who brought water from their homes.
“I really appreciate every single ounce of your kindness on me,” she said.
He is sure that wearing a seatbelt saved his life.
Denton said it is his prayer that all those involved in the accident are doing well and recovering. He said all those involved were taken to the hospital.
She’s “super sore” and has “bruises everywhere,” but she said she considers herself lucky.
Another lucky aspect of this ordeal is that she decided to go shopping alone, not with her 2-year-old son, which usually happens to her.
He believes it could have been a complete disaster.
“I think God and my grandfather were watching over me,” she said. “My grandfather passed away, but he is my guardian angel. I couldn’t be more blessed to be here with my sons and family.”