Moped driver hurt in crash


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – A 14-year-old Kingsford boy was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Hydraulic Falls Road and Breitung Cutoff Road on Monday afternoon.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post were called to the crash that occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m. in Breitung Township.

A moped, driven by a 14-year-old male from Kingsford, was traveling south on Hydraulic Falls Road and failed to stop while crossing Breitung Cutoff Road, police said.

The moped drove into the path of a 2010 Kia, traveling west on Breitung Cutoff Road operated by a 60-year-old woman from Cecil, Wis.

The vehicle struck the moped, ejecting the driver and sending the moped across the eastbound lane of traffic and into the ditch.

The driver of the moped was wearing a helmet which is credited with prevented more serious injury, police said.

The driver of the moped was transported to Dickinson County Healthcare System. His condition was not available.

The driver of the car was treated at the scene for minor injuries sustained from airbag deployment.

Assisting at the scene were the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, the Breitung Township Fire Department, Integrated First Response Ambulance, and Advanced Accident Investigators from the Iron Mountain Post.

The incident remains under investigation.

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