Monday, August 16, 2010

Dangerous Duty in MI

Here's the story from
BRIDGEPORT TWP. — A tow truck driver escaped injury by scrambling over a highway median moments before a car crashed into the rear of his truck and a police patrol car Saturday on Interstate 75 in Bridgeport Township.

The Gobeyn’s Towing driver, whose name was not released, jumped to safety after spotting a 1992 Honda heading toward him about 9:45 a.m. near the Baker overpass, said state police Sgt. Gregory D. Proudfoot of the Bridgeport Post.

The Honda driver, 19-year-old Amanda Mullen of Taylor, and her passenger, a child whom police did not name, were injured and trapped inside the wreckage, Proudfoot said.

Firefighters from Bridgeport and Buena Vista townships used cutting tools to free them.

Doctors at St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital were treating Mullen for back and neck injuries.

She was in fair condition today, police said.

Additional information about the child was not available.

Trooper Jack Neveau, who was inside the patrol car when it was struck, assisted Mullen and the child despite suffering back and arm injuries, Proudfoot said.

Doctors at Covenant Medical Center treated and released Neveau.

Proudfoot said the patrol car was a fully-marked unit and its emergency lights were operating at the time of the collision.

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