Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash at M-36/Pingree Road

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Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a van/motorcycle accident in Putnam Township that sent a 41-year-old Howell resident to the University of Michigan Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies were dispatched at approximately 9:34 a.m. Monday, July 2, to the intersection of M-36 and Pingree Road for a personal injury accident involving two vehicles.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 36-year-old Gregory resident driving a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan was southbound on Pingree Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign. He turned left into the westbound lane of M-36 to avoid an eastbound vehicle in the eastbound lane, striking a 1995 Yamaha motorcycle operated by a 41-year-old Howell resident traveling westbound.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 36 year old Gregory resident driving a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan south on Pingree Road failed to stop at the stop sign. The Gregory resident turned left into the westbound lane of M-36 to avoid a vehicle that was eastbound in the eastbound lane, and struck a 1995 Yamaha motorcycle operated by a 41-year-old Howell resident traveling westbound.

The Howell resident was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital with life-threatening injuries by Stockbridge Ambulance. The Howell resident was not wearing a helmet. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Stockbridge Ambulance, Hamburg Township Police, Putnam Township Fire Department, and the Michigan State Police. The intersection remained closed for approximately three hours while Deputies investigated.

This accident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.

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