Wednesday, June 7, 2023

JUST IN: Two motorcyclists injured in Sunday accident on M-44Free Access

OTISCO TOWNSHIP — Two motorcyclists sustained significant injuries from an accident on Belding Road (M-44) on Sunday evening.

At approximately 7:37 p.m.on Sunday, deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an accident involving two motorcycles that occurred just west of Bartonville Road on M-44 in Otisco Township.

The initial information given to deputies stated that a motorcycle had struck a deer. Once deputies arrived on the scene, they learned that a second motorcycle was also involved in the crash.

One motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man from Belding, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital via Aeromed. The other motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man from Orleans, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital via Life Ambulance.

Both parties received significant injuries from the crash, which remains under further investigation.

Ionia County Central Dispatch, the Belding Police Department, the Belding Fire Department and Reed & Hoppes Towing also assisted on the scene.

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