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At approximately 11:54 a.m. Thursday, May 9, Clare County Dispatch received several calls of a 2-car accident involving a semi-tractor trailer on U.S. 10 westbound just west of Grant Ave in Grant Township.
Deputies responded and located a 2018 Ford Escape underneath the rear of the semi-trailer along with a 2006 Chevrolet Impala with heavy front-end damage. The semi-tractor trailer was driven by a 28-year-old Cadillac man. He was uninjured. The Ford was occupied by an 80-year-old Clare man and his wife. Both had serious injuries. The Chevrolet was occupied by a 21-year-old Midland man who was also injured. Traffic had been stopped on U.S. 10 to remove some cows that had broken through a fence and were grazing in the median. The investigation at the scene and witness accounts show that the Ford Escape had stopped and was waiting behind the semi-trailer when the Chevrolet approached but did not stop before hitting the back of the Ford driving it into the rear of the semi. The 21-year-old Midland man was cited for the accident. All three injured subjects were taken to Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland.
Clare and Surrey Fire Departments both responded to the scene and assisted with extrication of the injured and traffic. MMR treated and transported the injured. Towing services that assisted were Mid Michigan Towing and Quality Truck and Towing.