Frankenmuth Police respond to a pair of non-injury crashes
The Frankenmuth Police Department were called to a pair of traffic crashes last week – one in the city and one in the township.
At 3:15pm Wednesday, July 22, officers were called to an unknown injury accident at the corner of South Main and East Jefferson streets. Officers arrived to find two vehicles had collided on the driveway apron at Conlee Oil Mobil gas station.
FPD Chief Don Mawer said a 25-year-old Millington man was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Street when he pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Frankenmuth man, as he was attempting to enter the driveway.
No one was injured in crash, which looked worse at first to the caller who notified the police. Seat belts were worn and airbags were not deployed. Both vehicles had disabling damage and were towed from the scene by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing. No tickets were issued.
On Thursday, July 23, shortly after 2pm, officers were called for a two-vehicle crash on M-83 (Gera Road), just south of Bradley Road in Frankenmuth Township.
There was a third vehicle involved, however, it was not impacted. All three vehicles were traveling southbound on M-83.
Mawer said vehicle No. 1 was stopped, looking to turn east into a private driveway, waiting for northbound traffic to clear. A second vehicle, driven by a 63-year-old Reese female, slowed to stop behind No. 1 when a third southbound vehicle, driven by a 21-year-old Caro male, impacted the Reese driver’s car.
The car that initially stopped to turn was able to turn safely into the drive. The Reese driver’s Impala was rear-ended and sent into a ditch on the west side of the road.
A pair of MMR ambulance rigs were at the scene but both drivers sought their own treatment.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing. Seat belts were worn, the Impala’s airbag was deployed and alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
The Caro driver was issued a ticket for failure to stop in an assured distance.
The Frankenmuth Fire Department’s annual Antique Fire Muster was smaller in number due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community was very busy, however, Mawer said the event went smoothly.