1 injured at Scottville and Chauvez roads

September 7, 2012


CUSTER TWP. — A 49-year-old Lake, Mich. man received non-life threatening injuries Friday afternoon when he swerved his pickup truck out of the way of a minivan.

The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Scottville and Chauvez roads. The pickup was northbound when, according to an official on scene, the 20-year-old female driver of the minivan attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of him.  The pickup driver managed to avoid the collision but instead drove into a deep ditch on the northeast side of the road.

The 49-year-old man was taken to Memorial Medical Center by Life EMS ambulance. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Scottville and Custer fire departments, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Life EMS responded to the scene.

Scott Quillan, who owns a workshop at the intersection said he has lost count of how many times there have been accidents at that intersection. Quillan said the hill south of the intersection is to blame because it creates a sort-of blind spot. The intersection is considered one of the most dangerous in the county and has been the site of several fatal accidents and numerous more serious ones.

Story and photos by Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief


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