Pickup Hits Two Snowmobiles In Western U.P. – UPDATE
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to an accident involving two snowmobiles and a pickup truck in Rockland Township last night.
Deputies say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on US-45 when a northbound pickup failed to negotiate a curve near M-26.
The driver of the pickup, 75-year-old Larry Ford of Ontonagon, told authorities he lost control of his vehicle when he was blinded by a light that he thought was an oncoming vehicle in his lane.
The pickup then struck two snowmobiles waiting to cross the highway at Trail #3.
One of the operators of the machines, 40-year-old Jeremy Behun of Monroe, Iowa was able to jump from his machine to avoid being hit.
The second operator, 48-year-old David Fisher of Naushua, Iowa, was hit and sustained serious injuries.
At last report, he remains hospitalized at Marquette General Hospital following emergency surgery.
Deputies say alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident.
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