Two Motorcyclists Taken to Hospital by Helicopters from Accident on South Holly Road

Driver lost control going around curve, hit a truck and a passenger was thrown under a van.

Both riders of a motorcycle were still breathing at the scene of a three-vehicle accident Sunday on South Holly Road, and two University of Michigan Survival Flight helicopters carried them off.

The motorcycle driver was headed west, going around a curve, when he lost control of his vehicle and slid into a Ford truck traveling east, said Sgt. Dave Reinfelder, of the . The rear passenger of the motorcycle, a woman, was thrown and went under a silver van that was traveling behind the truck. The 911 call came in around 2:58 p.m.

Both motorcycle passengers were still breathing at the scene, and Reinfelder was not sure how serious their injuries were. He believes they are from the Clarkston or West Bloomfield area. No one else was injured, and both motorcyclists wore helmets.

Janice Lazar, who was driving to White Lake when she saw the accident right after it happened, said the woman in the car was very upset. Lazar also saw the motorcycle driver, who was able to tell her his first name.

A resident on South Holly Road, who identified herself only as Sherry, said there are accidents there at the curve there "all the time." She called 911 on Sunday.

Fenton's police and fire departments, the Genesee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police and STAT EMS ambulances responded to the scene.

Police did not have an update on the patients conditions at 5 p.m.


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