SANILAC COUNTY, MI – The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate vehicle accidents on October 23, 2014.
Two Vehicle Personal Injury Accident
On October 23, 2014 at approximately 10:14a.m. Sanilac County Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call regarding the personal injury accident.
The investigation revealed that a 2013 Ford Focus being driven by a 19-year-old Saint Clair man was northbound on S. Lakeshore Road and attempted to make a left turn into a business located at 8008 S. Lakeshore Rd.
The vehicle driven by the Saint Clair man failed to yield to oncoming traffic and entered the path of a southbound 2003 Dodge Stratus being driven by a 52-year-old Lexington woman. She had one passenger in her vehicle, a 22-year-old woman from Marlette.
The vehicle being driven by the Lexington woman then struck the vehicle being driven by the Saint Clair man who declined treatment at the scene. The driver of the Lexington vehicle and her passenger were transported to Port Huron Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
All three subjects were wearing seat belts. Air bags on both vehicles did deploy.
The Saint Clair man was cited as a result of the accident.
Deputies were assisted by the Lexington Police Department, Croswell EMS, and the Lexington Fire Department.
The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two vehicle personal injury accident that occurred on October 23, 2014 at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Peck Road (M-90) near Farr Road in Elk Township.
The initial investigation indicates that prior to the accident a Ford F-150 and attached trailer being driven by a 36-year-old Yale man had a mechanical break down while traveling eastbound on Peck Road.
He was able to move the vehicle part way off the road, but a portion was still on the roadway. He had activated his hazard lights, but did not realize his trailer lights had quit working.
The accident occurred when a 26-year-old Peck man was traveling east on Peck Road in his 1997 Ford Ranger and was unable to see the broke down vehicle on the side of the road due to the trailer lights not working and heavy fog.
When he saw the truck and trailer he attempted to avoid them but was unable to, striking the trailer and the truck and then spun off the roadway.
The Yale man was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries. The Peck man was taken to McKenzie Hospital by Sanilac EMS for minor injuries. Both parties report wearing their seat belts and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
Deputies were assisted by the Elk Township Fire Department.