RAPID RIVER, MI-- Two people are injured, after a downstate driver was involved in several collisions in Rapid River Tuesday.
Troopers from the Gladstone Post responded around 10:15 a.m. to the area of US-2 and US-41 on a report of a two-vehicle crash. Officers learned a southbound vehicle driven by a 72-year-old Oscoda man had left the roadway just north of the Rapid River Mini-Mart and hit a roadway marker pole. The vehicle rolled several times and came to rest on its wheels.
When a resident checked on the driver, he gave a thumbs-up sign and continued southbound on 41. He failed to stop at the sign at US-2 and struck a westbound vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Rapid River man, causing it to roll over several times.
The Oscoda man’s car crossed the highway, left the road, and hit several signs before coming to rest.
Both men suffered severe but non-life-threatening injuries. They were taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crashes.