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US 41 crash injures two

Mishap at US 41, Lakeshore Drive intersection slows traffic in snowstorm

March 1, 2013
By ADELLE WHITEFOOT - Journal Staff Writer (awhitefoot@miningjournal.net) , Journal Ishpeming Bureau

ISHPEMING - Two people were injured Thursday in an Ishpeming car accident, according to police.

The accident occurred at 2:35 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Lakeshore Drive.

According to the Ishpeming Police Department, a 17-year-old man from Ishpeming was driving a silver 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier westbound on U.S. 41 when the driver of a 2007 black Ford Explorer traveling northbound on Lakeshore Drive failed to stop for a red light and struck the Cavalier. The Explorer was driven by a 23-year-old Ishpeming woman.

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A tow truck driver loads a Ford Explorer that was in a three-vehicle accident Thursday onto a flat bed truck, while firefighers work to clean up the street. The crash, at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Lakeshore Drive, injured two people. Above, an Ishpeming firefighter directs traffic after the crash. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)

The force of the accident pushed the Cavalier into a 2006 Buick Rendezvous driven by a 56-year-old Champion woman, who was stopped for the red light at the intersection. The Explorer and and Cavalier were towed from the scene.

According to police, two people were injured during the accident and one sustained serious injuries. Both sought treatment at Bell Memorial.

Police this morning would not identify which two drivers were injured in the crash and their conditions were unknown as of press time.

The driver of the the Explorer was cited for disregarding a red light. Assisting at the scene was the Ishpeming Volunteer Fire Department, Bell Hospital EMS and the Ishpeming Township Police Department.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401.

 
 

 

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