Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
On Tuesday night, a motorcycle and a motor vehicle collided on Old Mission Peninsula, resulting in one fatality.
According to the Grand Traverse sheriff’s office, the 30-year-old motorcyclist was traveling south on Center Road when he was struck by a northbound driver who was attempting to make a left-hand turn.
The impact of the crash ejected the motorcyclist from his bike. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision but was pronounced dead at the scene. Three individuals were inside the motor vehicle, and none of them sustained any critical injuries in the accident. An investigation into the cause of the motorcycle-vehicle collision is under way.
Our thoughts go out to the motorcyclist’s family and friends during this tragic time.
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
A 22-year-old firefighter and paramedic was killed last Thursday after his motorcycle struck the back wheel of a tractor on Highway 89.
The first responder was heading home after one of his EMS shifts, and was northbound on Highway 89. He was behind a tractor, being driven by a 45-year-old man, when the accident took place. The tractor, which was hauling a mower, was swaying in between the north lane, and the paved side road.
After the motorcycle accident occurred, the young motorcyclist was taken by helicopter to be treated for his life-threatening injuries. Shortly after arriving at the hospital he was pronounced dead. An investigation into the accident is underway, and charges against the tractor driver are pending at this time.
The motorcyclist is survived by his expecting wife, and a 14-month old daughter. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.