BELLEVILLE, Mich. — Michigan’s women’s rowing team says no rowers were hurt when a speedboat crashed into their boat on a suburban Detroit lake.
Van Buren Township Deputy Director of Public Safety Jason Wright says the hit-and-run collision Wednesday evening on Belleville Lake broke the team’s boat into pieces, and the nine rowers swam about 75 yards to shore.
The Detroit News and WJBK-TV report the driver of the speedboat went to a launch and removed his craft from the water, but officers found him. Wright says he was charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and the boat was impounded. His name wasn’t released.
The team issued a statement saying no team members were injured and they resumed training Thursday for next week’s NCAA championships in West Windsor, New Jersey.