Frankenmuth Police Officers sorted out a pair of accidents in downtown Frankenmuth last week.
On Monday morning, June 19, a two-vehicle, rear-end accident took place on South Main Street, near Cass Street.
FFD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said a 62-year-old Frankenmuth male was northbound on Main Street, waiting to turn west on Cass Street when he was struck by another northbound motorist, a 62-year-old Saginaw female.
Both vehicles had minor damage. The Saginaw driver was issued a verbal warning for failure to stop in clear and assured distance.
On Wednesday morning, June 21, a 25-year-old Frankenmuth female was traveling northbound in the 900 block of South Main Street when she was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by a 49-year-old male from Champagne, Illinois. He attempted to turn east into the Frankenmuth River Place shops parking lot and struck the 25-year-old motorist’s vehicle.
Neither driver was injured, including the female driver’s five-year-old passenger. Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing removed the cars from the scene. The 49-year-old driver was issued a verbal warning for failure to yield the right of way.
Two events this week will cause road closures on South Main Street.
The Great Race will roll into Frankenmuth on Friday, June 30. The police will close Main Street, from Cass Street to Covered Bridge Lane, from 3:30-9pm.
Some 150 vehicles are expected to park downtown at that time.
The Frankenmuth Jaycees’ Volkslaufe will take place on Tuesday, July 4, with expected road tie ups between 8-11am in the southern part of the city and Frankenmuth Township.
The 10K and 20K races will begin down Weiss Street at 8am and 8:10am, respectively, heading down East Jefferson Street and Curtis Road.
The 5K race will begin at 10am, with runners crossing Main Street at Covered Bridge Lane for about one hour, until 11am.