Painesdale woman injured in three-vehicle accident

Mar 9, 2020

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person was taken to the hospital after three vehicles crashed in Houghton County Friday. 

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched around 7:35 p.m. to M-26 and Green Acres Road in Portage Township. They say a 64-year-old Atlantic Mine man was making a left-hand turn onto Green Acres Road when he failed to see a southbound vehicle with its headlights off driven by a 66-year-old Painesdale woman.

The man hit the rear driver’s side of the woman’s vehicle, causing her to spin out and cross the centerline. The vehicle slid into the path of a northbound pickup driven by a 31-year-old Houghton woman. 

The Painesdale woman was extricated from her vehicle by the Hurontown Fire Department with the Jaws of Life. She was taken to UPSH-Portage with non-life-threatening injuries. The other drivers sought their own treatment.