Five injured in hit and run at picketing General Motors facility near Flint
Five individuals on the picket line outside of General Motors’ Flint Processing Center in Swartz Creek were injured in a hit and run Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County.
Officers responded to the call at around 4 p.m. Tuesday during which they were informed that an individual in a dark Chevrolet HHR was trying to leave the facility, but was blocked by the picket line.
GM’s Flint Processing Center, with just under 500 employees, as well as 37 other auto parts locations across the country, were called up Friday by the United Auto Workers (UAW) to join the Detroit Three auto strike against GM, Ford and Stellantis. The strike began with three plants at midnight Sept. 15 when contract negotiations between the union and the three automakers failed.
Officers were told the driver on Tuesday drove through the picket line, hitting five people before leaving the scene. All five individuals sustained minor injuries, with one person transported to a nearby hospital.
Law enforcement is in the process of identifying the driver in the hit and run.