HOUGHTON LAKE – On Monday, February 13, 2023, at approximately 7:55 a.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post were dispatched to Collins Elementary School in Houghton Lake to investigate a vehicle that had struck a ten-year-old child.
Troopers arrived on scene and located a ten-year-old child from Houghton Lake sitting in a vehicle complaining of stomach pain.
According to witnesses at the scene, a 31-year-old Houghton Lake woman had parked her vehicle and took her children into the school. She returned to her vehicle to leave the school. As she was backing out of her parking space, a ten-year-old student from the school got out of his father’s vehicle and shut the door. The woman backed her vehicle into the man’s vehicle, pinning the child between them.
The child was transported to West Branch Mid-Michigan Hospital by Denton Township EMS, and later transferred to Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw.
The child suffered internal injuries and is reported to be in stable condition. ThE investigation is ongoing.