No serious injuries reported in two separate accidents


The intersection of Hough Rd and Van Dyke, in southern Lapeer County, continues to be the site of vehicle collisions. Multiple agencies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Friday, May 3. The intersection is on the border of Almont Twp. and Bruce Twp.

TRI-CITY AREA — Two separate accidents in the Almont and Imlay City areas kept first responders busy in the past week.

Just before 10 p.m. on May 3, police from Almont, Imlay City and Dryden responded to the report of a serious crash at the intersection of VanDyke and Hough Rd in Almont Twp.

According to Sgt. Dave Repshas of the Almont Police Department, officers were dispatched to the intersection for a two vehicle personal injury accident.

“Officers arrived on location and began to render medical assistance,” Sgt. Repshas said.

According to the initial investigation, police say a vehicle (2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee) driven by an Otter Lake female was traveling southbound on Vandyke Rd. in the left turn lane, attempting to go eastbound onto Hough Rd. Investigators say the vehicle failed to yield to oncoming traffic and struck a northbound vehicle (2022 GMC Terrain) driven by a 22- year-old female from Charlotte,North Carolina.

The driver of the Jeep Cherokee refused medical attention at the scene.

Sgt. Repshas said the driver of the GMC Terrain was transported to McLaren Hospital by Lapeer County EMS with unknown non-life threatening injuries.

Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Van Dyke Rd. was shut down for a short period of time.

Agencies assisting Almont police on the scene were the Almont Fire Department, the Dryden Police Department, the Imlay City Police Department, Lapeer County EMS and Paul’s Towing.

The crash investigation continues.

Two days earlier, on May 1, the Imlay City Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of E. Capac Rd and S. Cedar around 3 p.m.

Investigators say a 55-year-old male, driving a silver 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan west on Capac Rd. failed to yield to a flashing red light and was struck by another vehicle.

A 76-year-old male, driving a white 2018 Ford Fusion, with the right-of-way, was traveling south on N. Cedar Street at the time of the crash.

Police say driver #2 had a flashing yellow light at the intersection of Capac Road. Driver #1 was traveling west on Capac Road and had a flashing red light at the intersection.

Driver 1 failed to yield at the intersection and Driver 2, with the right of way in the intersection, struck Vehicle 1. Police issued a citation to the driver causing the collision.

There was no word from police if injuries were sustained.