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Semi driver ticketed in accident

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N-Crash2-Howard-CityHoward City Police said that a semi truck driver pulled out in front of an oncoming car Monday, causing an accident.

According to Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt, the accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. Monday, December 2, on M-46 near Edgar Rd., in front of the M-46 Truck Stop. The police investigation showed that a 2014 Freight liner semi truck and trailer driven by a 51-year-old Levering, Michigan man pulled out of the truck stop and was attempting to turn westbound onto M-46 and turned into the path of an eastbound Buick Regal driven by a 44-year-old Morley man.

The Buick reportedly struck the rear axle of the semi trailer causing the dual axles of the trailer to be ripped off and the trailer dropped to the ground.
The Buick suffered severe frontend damage and its driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi truck was cited for fail to yield the right of way.

M-46 was shut down to traffic for nearly three hours.

Howard City Police was assisted at the scene by the Montcalm Co. Sheriff Department, the Michigan State Police Commercial Motor Carrier division, Montcalm County EMS, and the Howard City Fire Department.

 

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One Response to “Semi driver ticketed in accident”

  1. Brandy says:

    This is a BIG problem in Howard City on 82 and 46 the semis dont care they pull right out infront of you all the time i cant count how many times ive had to slam on my brakes Because one has pulled out infront of me, which is scary enough but as a mother of 5 children i always have atleast 2 in my van with me. They need to wait tillthey have enough room & time to exit the highway.

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