Traverse City News and Events

Pedestrian Injured In M-72 Accident

By Beth Milligan | Nov. 27, 2019

A pedestrian was struck and injured on M-72 in Elmwood Township early Tuesday.

Leelanau County Sheriff's Office deputies and rescue personnel responded to M-72 near Benzonia State Road at 1:45am to a reported car-pedestrian accident. Upon arrival, emergency personnel located an injured 60-year-old Traverse City man.

An investigation determined that a 2006 silver Honda, driven by a 50-year-old Traverse City man, was traveling westbound on M-72 in the right lane. The pedestrian, dressed in dark clothing, was standing in the middle of the two westbound lanes on M-72. The pedestrian stumbled into the far right lane and was struck by the westbound Honda. The driver and passenger of the Honda immediately stopped and rendered aid to the victim.

The victim was transported to Munson Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Honda was not cited in the collision.

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