Michigan Car Crashes Injure 15 People

Michigan Car Crashes Injure 15 PeopleAn accident involving three cars in Port Huron Township, Michigan, caused seven people to be transported to local hospitals, the Times-Herald reports.

According to the news source, the accident occurred on Interstate 69 at the 32nd Street exit at about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 24. Four young passengers were taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor after sustaining serious injuries, while two older women and one man were rushed to a different area hospital.

All three vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-69, and were badly damaged in the crash. Cars included in the collision were a pickup truck with only a driver, a van that held a driver and five passengers, and a silver vehicle whose occupant sustained only minor injuries in the accident, the media outlet stated.

Just hours later at 6 p.m., another car crash in New Buffalo Township, Michigan, injured eight people when four cars collided on Red Arrow Highway, NBC affiliate WOOD 8 reports.

Rochelle Medow was driving north on Red Arrow Highway when she slowed down as the car in front of her stopped to make a left turn. Michael Gertner was behind Medow, and allegedly did not stop in time to avoid hitting her when she slowed, causing him to cross over into oncoming traffic, the media outlet stated.

Gertner reportedly collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Luke Webber, whose car rolled many times. Gertner was hit yet again by Dana Voyta after she was unable to swerve out of the way of Gertner’s wrecked car, according to the news provider.

After the accident, two people were treated at the scene and eight were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana for serious injuries.

According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, 70,501 people were injured in car accidents in the state 2010 in 282,075 total crashes.