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Published on June 16, 2024
Oxford Township Man Killed, Grandson Injured in Baldwin Road Motorcycle CollisionSource: Google Street View

An Oxford Township man has died following a motorcycle collision with another vehicle, while his grandson, who rode along, suffered injuries; the accident occurred on Friday just after 1 p.m. along Baldwin Road near Hummer Lake Road in Brandon Township. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the incident, identifying the motorcyclist as David James Caulder, 60, who was piloting a 2021 Harley Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle at the time of the crash, as reported by MidMichigan Now.

According to the report from WWJ Newsradio, the accident happened as a 68-year-old Lapeer woman driving a 20113 Buick Envision turned in front of the motorcycle the Lapeer woman was attempting a left turn onto westbound Hummer Lake Road; this action resulted in Caulder and his 12-year-old grandson being ejected from the motorcycle.

Authorities noted that Caulder was not wearing a helmet, which possibly contributed to the fatal outcome; he was pronounced dead at the scene, the information was corroborated by sources including MidMichigan Now. He left behind a shaken community and a grandson who, due to the protective measures of a helmet, survived the crash with injuries permitting stability, after being transported by the Oxford Township Fire Department to a local hospital.

As the Oakland County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate, the crash's cause remains undetermined, and it is not currently known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the tragic event; information regarding the condition of the Buick's driver, aside from her stability, has not been elaborated upon, her condition after the crash was reported stable according to ClickOnDetroit.