Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Wilcox Twp. Crash

A 29-year-old Rothbury man suffered serious injuries after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by an SUV in Wilcox Township in NewaygoHart Post Serious Crash 5 19 22 County Thursday afternoon, Michigan State Police say.

According to MSP, a preliminary investigation shows that a 2009 Toyota Rav4 driven by a 47-year-old Scottville woman was driving westbound on 1 Mile Road (M-20) near Sycamore Avenue when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck an eastbound motorcycle operated by the Rothbury man.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet but suffered serious injuries that required him to be transported to a hospital via Aero Med. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.

Alcohol or drug use does not appear to be a factor, but distracted driving does appear to be a factor. The crash remains under investigation.