A 59-year-old man riding a moped died recently after crashing into an electric pole in Ferndale, according to police.
The Ferndale Police Department responded to the incident at Farrow and Saratoga at 2:55 p.m. Aug. 21, according to a press release.
"Witnesses saw the man riding (northbound) on Farrow and said he was weaving before swerving into a pole on the east side of the street. The man was not wearing a helmet," the press release stated. "When the moped struck the pole, the man went over the handle bars and struck his head into the pole. He got up, tried to pick up his bike, and talked to witnesses, but shortly after fell down unconscious. He could not be revived."
The man was not traveling fast, according to the Ferndale Police Department.
"This unfortunate incident should serve as a reminder as the benefit of wearing helmets while using a moped or bicycle," the Ferndale Police Department says.
However, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office reports the Hazel Park man died of a heart attack, although it is unclear whether the accident triggered it or resulted from it, the Detroit Free Press reports.