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Man hit by 2 cars while walking in roadway dies of injuries, police say

MONROE COUNTY, MI – A man who was in critical condition after being hit by one car then another while he was walking in the middle of the roadway has died, police said.

Richard Douglas Stroud died Thursday, Jan. 20, after succumbing to injuries suffered on Jan. 13 when he was hit by two cars in Monroe Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Police and rescue crews were called at 7:24 p.m., Jan. 13, to the area of LaPlaisance Road north of Albain Road for reported crash involving a pedestrian, police said previously.

Man in critical condition after being hit by two cars while walking in roadway, police say

Crews arrived to find Stroud, 69 of Temperance, suffering serious injuries and took him Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo for treatment where he was listed in critical condition until succumbing to his injuries seven days later, police said.

The initial investigation showed Stroud was walking north with traffic in the middle of the roadway when he was struck by a white Volkswagen Passat driven by a 33-year-old Monroe man, police said.

The driver immediately stopped his vehicle moments before another vehicle, a brown Ford Escape driven by a 71-year-old Monroe man, hit Stroud now lying in the roadway, police said.

He was wearing dark clothing and was not seen until the impact, police said.

The crash remains under investigation as police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7557.

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