FPD investigating crash at Bavarian Mall intersection
The Frankenmuth Police Department is continuing its investigation into a two-vehicle accident which occurred in the city last weekend.
The crash took place shortly before 10pm Saturday, December 13, in the 400 block of North Main Street, at the Bavarian Mall entrance.
FPD Chief Don Mawer said a 26-year-old Otisville man was stopped in the inside southbound lane on Main Street, waiting for the red light to change. He had a passenger, a 26-year-old Lapeer woman.
While at the light, another southbound vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old Saginaw man, failed to stop and rear-ended the Otisville man’s vehicle. The estimated impact speed was 25-30 MPH.
The Saginaw man was transported by MMR Ambulance to a Saginaw-area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His vehicle was not drivable and was removed from the scene by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing.
The Otisville man was not injured, however, the Lapeer woman was hurt and sought her own medical treatment. They drove away the car, which had extensive damage.
All three were wearing seat belts.
Following interviews with both drivers, the local police served a search warrant for the Saginaw man as they had reason to believe he was operating under a control substance (not liquor). When the results are known, the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office will be contacted for potential further charges.
In other FPD news, officers on routine patrol were southbound on Main Street, near Schleier Street, when they observed a vehicle in front of them with a tail light out. The car turned west on Schleier Street and officer performed the traffic stop.
The driver was a 34-year-old Vassar woman and her passenger a 35-year-old Millington man. She provided proof of her restricted license, however, did not have proof of insurance. A Secretary of State check revealed her license was amended to suspended on November 11, as the result of a bad check.
The Millington man also had a suspended license. A call was placed to a 39-year-old Millington man, who was a family member and had a valid license. He drove the vehicle and the woman was released pending a warrant request for enhanced suspended license charges from the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
Mawer reported car-deer accidents have slowed. In November, Frankenmuth police officers handled seven such crashes.