Man critically injured after truck tire explodes

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was hospitalized with critical injuries after a front tire ruptured on his dump truck causing him to lose control.

Emergency crews responded to the crash around 4 p.m. Monday in the 6800 block of M-89 in Richland Township.

After the tire exploded, the dump truck left the road and hit several trees before landing in a large embankment.

The 63-year-old driver was taken to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash which remains under investigation.

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