Motorcyclist airlifted following two-vehicle crash in Florence Township

A 53-year-old White Pigeon man was airlifted to Kalamazoo Monday following a car vs. motorcycle crash at the intersection of Banker Street Road and Burgener Road in Florence Township.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17 deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene of the crash. Upon arrival authorities determined a White Pigeon man was traveling northbound on Burgener Road on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he ran the stop sign at the intersection of Burgener and Banker Street Road. As a result the 53-year-old was struck by a westbound Chevrolet Traverse driven by a 71-year-old Sturgis man, and thrown from the motorcycle into a ditch.

The Constantine Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance treated the motorcyclist until the arrival of the Air Care helicopter, which transported the man to Kalamazoo for treatment of serious injuries. 

Alek Haak-Frost is executive editor of Watershed Voice.