Driver injured after head-on collision with semi.

November 1, 2018

Driver injured after head-on collision with semi.


AMBER TOWNSHIP — A 60-year-old Scottville man received non-life threatening injuries Thursday, Nov. 1, when the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck he was driving struck a semi-truck and trailer head-on. The crash occurred about 6:45 p.m. on US 10-31 just west of the US 31 bypass. The pickup was eastbound on US 10-31 and the semi-truck, driven by a 51-year-old Pentwater man, was westbound in the center turn-lane waiting to turn into Acres Co-op.

According to Mason County Sheriff Sgt. John Balowski, witnesses stated the driver of the pickup appeared to be “slumped over” at the time of the crash. The pickup struck the stopped semi, owned by Cummins Farms of Riverton Township, and then traveled several hundred feet to the east, crossing into the westbound lanes and then stopping on the north shoulder of the highway. Balowski said the pickup driver was very lucky to sustain minor injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for evaluation. The semi-truck driver was not injured.

Responding to the scene was Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Scottville Fire Department, and Life EMS. Custer Fire Department’s rescue unit was initially called but canceled while en-route.

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