Alcohol could have been a factor in a hayride crash at Camp Dearborn.
The driver of the hayride told police he had been drinking before the accident, according to the Observer & Eccentric. The article stated that the man registered a .06 blood/alcohol content, just under the legal limit to drive, which is .08.
In a press release from the City of Dearborn, Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. said that the matter is being fully investigated and the city is gathering information.
0’Reilly noted that since Camp Dearborn is in Milford Township, Milford Police and Fire responded and did an excellent job of treating people. Because Milford was the proper responding agency, the City of Dearborn did not immediately know the condition of people who were transported from the scene, or where individuals were taken, and so could not provide extensive information to the families seeking details about the accident, according to the press release.
Milford Fire Department reported on Monday that nine people were transported to area hospitals. Milford reported that none of the people transported appeared to have life-threatening injuries, and were experiencing back and neck pain, bruises and scrapes, and a possible broken jaw. All people transported were adults.
According to the City of Dearborn, Additional information has not yet been verified but has since been reported by the media and on Facebook regarding injuries that required hospitalization. Reports include a head injury, a broken arm and a back injury.
The 16 people on the hayride were associated with the Henry Ford Community College Support Staff Association, which had made arrangements for the group hayride.
About 2,500 people participated in hayrides this year. Sunday was the last night of fall hayrides at Camp Dearborn.