Injuries in motorcycle accident not believed to be fatal
CHURCHILL TWP. — A collision between a motorcycle and passenger car Aug. 28 resulted in the driver of the motorcycle transported to hospital, but Trooper Jeff Devine with the State Police said the driver’s injuries are not believed to be fatal.
The accident occurred at the intersection of M-55 and Rifle River Trail, Devine said.
“The passenger car was stopped at the stop sign of Rifle River Trail and M-55 going north,” he said. “The sun was at that unfortunate precarious time where you can’t see anything from the east.”
Devine added the driver of the passenger car, a female, pulled out to continue north onto Gerald Miller Road, and the motorcycle was headed west and collided with the car in the intersection.
“He was thrown from the motorcycle,” Devine said.
The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, Devine said.
“Otherwise, we probably would’ve ended up with a fatal,” he added.
According to Devine, the driver of the motorcycle was transported to West Branch Regional Medical Center via ambulance, and then transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw. The driver of the car hit her head on the window, Devine said, and was going to get checked up at the emergency room, but did not have any major injuries.
Devine said names are being withheld at this time, but said the drivers were both from the area.
“They were all locals,” he said. “Everybody was from Ogemaw County.”
The accident occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. The state police were assisted at the scene by the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office and Ogemaw County EMS.