Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-94 in Watervliet

Posted on: August 12th, 2019 by webdesign No Comments

On Friday afternoon emergency personnel responded to an unknown injury accident on I-94 eastbound near the county line in Watervliet Twp. Upon arrival they found that a chain reaction accident had occurred involving several vehicles. Traffic was stopped and backed up for road construction 5 miles east of the accident scene near Hartford. Police found a male driver from Paw Paw, Mi unresponsive in his Chevy Malibu. An infant in the back seat was also located and found unresponsive. The infant was taken by Medic One Ambulance to Bronson Hospital for treatment. The driver was airlifted to Bronson. Investigators found that the driver of the Malibu did not see that traffic was stopped and ran into the rear of a Hyundai Sonata driven by a St Joseph resident. This vehicle projected forward striking a Honda Civic which in turn was thrown forward striking a Dodge Caravan. As this was happening the Malibu was struck from behind by a Hyundai Tuscan that also did not see others stopped. In total there was 6 vehicles involved. All other drivers and passengers involved did not receive any serious injuries. A spokesperson for Bronson Hospital stated that the infant had regained consciousness and was doing well. The driver was still unconscious and in critical condition. The Berrien County Accident investigation unit was called and is investigating this collision. It was unknown at the time of the press release if alcohol or speeds were a factor in this crash.

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