Accident injures four school age children
Posted January 5, 2009 By The Daily Reporter Â Â Bethel Township, Mich. – Â The Branch County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle buggy crash Tuesday afternoon on Block Rd., north of Pearl Rd. in Bethel Township. The driver of the vehicle called central dispatch at approximately 3:30 p.m. to tell them several people were injured in the crash. Â Deputies arrived on scene and found a pick up truck had struck a buggy from the rear and the vehicles were still in the roadway. Â The buggy was occupied by seven school aged children ranging in age from 8 to 14. Four of the seven were injured. None of the injuries were life threatening. Â All occupants were transported to the Community Health Center of Branch County, where they were treated. Â The driver of the truck was Brian Wolf, 53, of E. Pearl Rd. He was not injured and was issued a citation for failing to stop in a sure clear distance. Wolf was wearing his safety belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Â Deputies were assisted on the scene by LifeCare Ambulance and Bronson Fire Department. Block Rd. was closed to traffic for nearly two hours while the crash was cleared.
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