Driver arraigned for crash that severed a Good Samaritan's legs

HOWELL, MICH. - A 77-year-old Howell man stood mute Friday to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a crash that severed a man’s legs.

Malcolm Darryl Steider is charged with a moving violating causing serious impairment to Christopher Alvarado, who was helping a motorist on Grand River Avenue when he was struck in November. He faces up to 93 days in jail if he is convicted.

Steider, who is free on a $500 personal bond, returns to Livingston County District Court in Howell on March 21 for a pretrial hearing.

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Steider’s attorney, Stephen LaCommare, declined to comment on the charge.

Livingston County Sheriff’s officials said Alvarado, 36, of Howell, was pushing a 2006 Buick LaCrosse that ran out of gas around 1:10 p.m. on Grand River Avenue near Court Street and the 2|42 Church in Genoa Township when he was struck by a 2014 Honda CR-V traveling east on Grand River Avenue.

A witness said at the time that the older driver -- later identified as Steider -- was “very distraught” as he tried to help the victim.

Police said Steider indicated at the scene that he did not see the stopped vehicle or the man pushing the car.

The LaCrosse driver, identified by police as a 24-year-old Fowlerville woman with a 2-month-old infant, were not injured. Steider also was not injured.

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Contact Livingston Daily justice reporter Lisa Roose-Church at 517-552-2846 or Follow her on Twitter @LisaRooseChurch.

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