2017-07-13 / Front Page

Head on collision occurs on Irish Road

BY TANYA TERRY
810-452-2645 • tterry@mihomepaper.com

DAVISON TWP. — A collision between two vehicles on Irish Road, June 30, has prompted an investigation to see why one of the drivers crossed the center line, causing the head on crash.

A 22-year-old Davison driver hit a 77-year-old driver from Hawthorne Florida head on in a collision June 30.

The at-fault driver was traveling northbound on Irish Road north of Davison Road, between Potter and Davison roads when the accident occurred at approximately 5:36 p.m, said police.

The at-fault driver crossed the center line, according to witnesses, before the crash occurred. The driver was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am.

The other driver was driving a 2016 GMC Sierra Pickup Truck. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

The at-fault driver was taken to Hurley Medical Center with an evident injury. The non-at-fault diver sustained no injury. He did not need an ambulance, nor to be hospitalized. However, the non-at-fault vehicle’s passenger, a 63-year-old female, was transported to Genesys Regional Medical Center for a possible injury.

All the occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts, and both vehicles airbags were deployed. Alcohol or drug use are not suspected to have been being used by either party.

“That’s not our busiest area,” said Lt. Jay Rendon of the Davison Township Police Department. “There are quite a few accidents at Davison and Irish Road, but there aren’t too many accidents on the straightaways.”

No criminal charges have been issued, and the case remains under investigation.

“I don’t know whether the driver was on his phone or using technology,” Rendon said. “I don’t know what made him cross the centerline. But, people should drive defensively and anticipate the unknown. Driving the speed limit or under helps you maintain a better reactionary gap in case something happens.”

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