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Two-car crash tangles traffic on 11th

News Photo by Julie Riddle A member of the Alpena Fire Department tries to pry vehicles apart following a two-car crash that closed a one-block stretch of 11th Avenue in Alpena on Tuesday afternoon. The at-fault driver, who police said failed to slow when the black sports utility vehicle ahead of her stopped to wait in line near the intersection of 11th and Chisholm Street, was transported to the hospital as a precaution. The driver of the SUV was uninjured, but both vehicles received significant damage.
News Photo by Julie Riddle A crash on 11th Avenue slows traffic on Tuesday.
News Photo by Julie Riddle Entangled bumpers and a smashed hood were part of a two-car crash that slowed traffic on 11th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a white car, who was taken to Mid-Michigan Medical Center as a precaution, was ticketed for not stopping in time to avoid the collision with a black sports utility vehicle waiting to turn at 11th Avenue. The second driver was unhurt.

Responders assist a driver after her vehicle was hit during a two-car crash on 11th Avenue one block from the intersection at Chisholm Street in Alpena this afternoon. Traffic near the crash was diverted after a white car crashed into a black sport utility vehicle. The white car’s driver, who was transported to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena as a precaution, was ticketed for hitting the SUV as it paused in a line of cars waiting to turn onto Chisholm Street. The driver of the SUV was not injured. According to police, no other crashes have been reported on 11th Avenue or 9th Avenue since traffic on both streets increased with the ongoing construction closure of the Bagley Street Bridge earlier this month.

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