Motorcyclists seriously injured following Branch crash.

August 21, 2020

Motorcyclists seriously injured following Branch crash.

BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A husband and wife were seriously injured Friday afternoon after the motorcycle they were riding was struck by an SUV on US 10. The crash occurred about 3:30 p.m. in front of Branch Grocery, 9455 E. US 10.

According to Sgt. Kyle Boyd of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, a Dodge Durango SUV, driven by a 62-year-old Ludington woman was westbound on US 10 and began to make a left-hand turn into the store parking lot. The Durango turned into the path of the oncoming eastbound Harley Davidson, driven by a 56-year-old Stanton man. Both the motorcycle driver and his 45-year-old passenger/wife, were seriously injured as a result. The driver was not wearing a helmet while the passenger was wearing a helmet. The driver of the Durango was uninjured.

Aeromed helicopter was dispatched and landed nearby. It transported the male motorcyclist to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The female motorcyclist was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital by ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency units that responded included Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement, Michigan State Police, Branch Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, and Life EMS. Scottville Fire Department responded to a medical call on US 10 Branch Township, covering for Branch and Custer departments that were on scene of the crash.

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