GERRISH TOWNSHIP – Five people were injured, two seriously, in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident March 27.
According to Gerrish Township Police Department statements, the incident occurred about 11 p.m. in the Northeast part of the township. The driver of the ATV, a side-by-side Polaris, failed to stop for a “stop” sign and crashed into a tree on the North Side of the road.
Front seat occupants included two 19-year-old men from Dewitt and a 21-year-old man from Lansing. Back seat passengers included a 20-year-old woman from Canton and a 19-year-old man from Lansing.
Officials said two of the front seat passengers remain at Munson Hospital – Traverse City in serious condition in the intensive care unit.
The woman and another man were treated and released from Munson Hospital – Grayling; and the condition of the fifth occupant remains unknown at this time.
Speed and alcohol are suspected as contributing causes in the accident, which is still under investigation.
The Gerrish Township Police Department was assisted by the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, Gerrish Township Fire and EMS, Denton and Higgins Township EMS, and MMR.
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