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Police looking for man's girlfriend after she flees crash

A man and his girlfriend were involved in a car accident, and he's now in critical condition, seriously hurt in the wreck. Police are still searching for his girlfriend, though, after she allegedly got out of the driver's seat and ran from the crash scene.

The couple was in a Buick Rendezvous, and the woman apparently ran through a red light because they were in the middle of an argument. When she ran the light, she smashed into another car that was legally moving through the intersection.

Even though the other driver hadn't caused the crash, he also got out of his vehicle and ran. Both fled on foot, leaving the 42-year-old man behind. He'd been thrown out of the smashed Buick and had to be taken to the hospital by emergency crews.

The whole thing happened right around 6:00 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Pictures from the scene show the purple Buick with its entire passenger side destroyed from the impact. It's sitting on the side of the road near a utility pole, and at least one entire door from the passenger's side is missing. The headlight on that side is busted out, and both of the wheels appear to be bent inward.

Not only is fleeing the scene of an accident illegal, but leaving an injured person behind -- no matter which car he or she was in -- can sometimes make that person's condition worse. For example, treatment could be delayed since the wreck may not be reported as quickly. In situations like this, it's critical for those who are hurt to know how their injuries may have been impacted by the actions of others and what rights they may have to compensation.

Source: Click On Detroit, "Police: Arguing couple crash after running red light on Detroit's west side," Sierra Pedraja, Jan. 07, 2017

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