Two-vehicle accident sends both drivers to hospital

An accident involving a UPS truck and a Ford F-150 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, sent the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital with serious injuries. The accident occurred on Grand River Avenue and Grand River Annex, near Kellogg Road, in Genoa Township.

Preliminary investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reveals that the UPS truck, driven by a 21-year-old Howell man, was exiting the RE/MAX Real Estate office and turning left to head west when he was struck by the westbound Ford F-150 being driven by a 64-year-old Hartland resident. Both drivers were transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor with serious injuries, and the westbound lanes of Grand River Avenue were closed for approximately three hours during the investigation.

According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the UPS truck was not wearing a seatbelt, and seatbelt use by the driver of the Ford F-150 remains under investigation. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Safety Bureau.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Brighton Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.

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