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Crash sends Lapeer motorcyclist to hospital

Oxford firefighters examine the wreckage of a motorcycle involved in a Sept. 26 accident at the intersection of M-24 and Drahner Rd. Photo by Andrew Moser. (click for larger version)
September 28, 2011 - A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of S. Lapeer Rd. (M-24) and Drahner sent one person to the hospital on the evening of Monday, Sept. 26.

At approximately 6:16 pm., a 55-year-old Lapeer man was southbound on M-24 on a 1978 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

As he entered the intersection, a 59-year-old Auburn Hills man, driving a 1997 Chevy Blazer, turned left from northbound S. Lapeer Rd. in front of the motorcyclist.

The Lapeer resident struck the right side of the Blazer, then slid into the front left tire of a 2002 Ford Escape, driven by a 57-year-old Oxford man. The Escape was stopped in the northbound left-turn lane behind the Blazer.

The motorcyclist was transported to the POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac by the Oxford Fire Department.

He was listed in stable condition with serious injuries.

According to the accident report, the Auburn Hills driver said a solid yellow light was displayed on his side of the traffic signal. Witnesses to the accident varied in their statements to Oakland County Sheriff's Deputies about the color of the lights.

The accident remains under investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Staff Writer Andrew Moser

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