ALPENA - Four people were taken to the Alpena Regional Medical Center after a two-vehicle traffic accident pinned two passengers into their car on US-23 North.
The driver of a silver Chevrolet Impala was headed north and had slowed to make a left turn from US-23 onto Walmsley Road at around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Michigan State Police Trooper Shane Smith said. The driver of a green Buick going in the same direction slammed into the Impala and came to a stop in a ditch on the west side of the highway.
Both cars were driven by women from the Alpena area, and the driver of the Impala had two younger passengers with her in the vehicle, one in the front and one in the back, Smith said. All four were transported to the hospital, and their names were not released.
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on US-23 North on Monday. Four people were taken to Alpena Regional Medical Center following the accident, which remains under investigation.
The rear passenger in the Impala was pinned into the car by her legs, and the front passenger lost consciousness in the accident, Smith said. Both drivers are believed to be OK, and the nature of the two passengers' injuries was unknown.
Emergency personnel had to extract both the front seat and rear seat passengers from the Impala, Smith said.
Alpena and Alpena Township fire departments, Alpena City Ambulance and Alpena County Sheriff's deputies assisted at the scene, Smith said, adding the accident remains under investigation.