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A pair of accidents was part of a busy week for the Frankenmuth Police Depart-ment.
Saturday evening, May 11, officers were called to a hit and run accident on North Main Street, just south of the Bavarian Mall entrance.
FPD Chief Don Mawer said two vehicles were at the stop light in the Bavarian Mall entrance, side by side. When the light turned green, both vehicles proceeded out of the entrance and turned south on to North Main Street. The inside lane vehicle crossed into the path of the vehicle in the outside lane, popping the rim off the 2002 Ford Windstar van, disabling it near Rausch & Associates.
The Windstar driver was a 17-year-old Frankenmuth male and his passenger was a 17-year-old Frankenmuth female.
The hit and run vehicle continued south and then turned west on Schleier Street, continuing on its way.
The hit and run vehicle is described as light brown or sandstone SUV, possibly an older model Olds Bravada. The SUV will have passenger side damage and paint transfer from the Windstar, which is maroon in color.
No one was injured in the crash. The police are looking for leads and assistance in finding the vehicle and driver. Persons with information may call the police department at 652-8371 or visit the FPD’s web site, http://www.frankenmuthcity.com/ and follow the links to the police to report tips or other information.
Sunday afternoon, May 12, officers responded to an injury accident at Main and Genesee streets.
Mawer said a 20-year Caro female was driving westbound on Genesee Street. She attempted to turn south on to South Main Street when she struck an eastbound motorist, a 30-year-old Millington woman driving a pickup truck, in the middle of the intersection.
The Millington driver had the green light. Both vehicles were drivable from the scene. The Caro driver had visible injuries but refused medical treatment. She was issued a failure to yield ticket and released.
The Frankenmuth High School Junior-Senior Prom was held Saturday night in Frankenmuth and Mawer described the evening as “uneventful” for his officers.
On Wednesday, May 8, Mawer met with the prom participants and had a short chat with them, telling them of his expectations.
“I am very proud of this district and the school kids, for lots of reasons this year. I told these kids to be leaders and I think per capita the Frankenmuth School District turns out many leaders . . . they made us all very proud,” Mawer said.
The Frankenmuth Sale Fest will begin Thursday morning, May 16 through Friday, May 17.
The FPD is working with the Sale Days organizers, the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce, in limiting street congestion during those 2-3 days.
“We are taking a pro-active approach to his event, looking for choke points and making sure emergency vehicles can still get down the streets,” Mawer explained.
Police officers may post temporary no parking signs at certain locations. Sales Fest shoppers should be aware of these signs and park in a courteous manner.
The World Expo of Beer is also slated for Heritage Park’s Harvey Kern Community Pavilion, 5-10pm Friday, May 17 and 3-10pm Saturday, May 18.
“The World Expo of Beer is a great event but is very labor intensive for us. We will be working the bus loading zones to make sure all the persons behave properly and we will be checking bags for everyone’s safety,” Mawer stated.
Persons with bags will have two options: Allow them to be searched and enter the pavilion or take them back to their vehicles and return.
Two more events are on tap in Frankenmuth this weekend. The Frankenmuth Farmer’s Market returns on Saturday, May 18, 8am until 2pm, in the Harvest Coffee House parking lot.
Sunday morning, May 19, the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club’s annual Fahrrad (bicycling event) will take place in the city and the neighboring countryside.
Motorists should be aware of both events.