Marilla Township accident puts Brethren man in hospital

A vehicle collided with a tractor in Marilla Township. A 84 year old man is now in the hospital with injuries. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Sheriff's Office)

A vehicle collided with a tractor in Marilla Township. A 84 year old man is now in the hospital with injuries. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Sheriff’s Office)

MANISTEE COUNTY — A Brethren man is now facing injuries from an accident reported around 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday in Marilla Township.

The crash was reported at Nine Mile Road, just east of Wiitala Road in Marilla Township of Manistee County.

Deputies with the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene.

Police say the 84 year old Brethren man did not notice a Manistee County Road Commission tractor mowing on the side of the road. His vehicle collided with the tractor’s left rear tire.

Both were traveling eastbound.

Due to the forceful impact, the vehicle overturned multiple times until coming to a stop. The Jaws of

 vehicle collided with a tractor in Marilla Township. The operator of the tractor is reported to be without injury, however the vehicle operator is in the hospital. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Sheriff's Office)

The operator of the tractor is reported to be without injury, however the vehicle operator is in the hospital. (Courtesy Photo/Manistee County Sheriff’s Office)

Life from Maple Grove Township were used to extricate the 84 year old from the totaled vehicle.

The man suffered several injuries including a laceration to his head and complained of a pain in his side. He was transported by ambulance to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City for further evaluation.

Police say the operator of the tractor had no known injuries.

The Brethren man was wearing a seat belt during the incident.

Manistee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisted at the scene by Maple Grove Township Fire, EMS and Munson Manistee Ambulance.

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Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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