Motorcyclist's Leg Amputated in Collision with Car
A 72-year-old Howell man was struck by a car while traveling eastbound on Grand River in Genoa Township.
A 72-year-old Howell motorcyclist's leg was amputated when he was struck by a Ford sedan making a left turn on Golf Club Road from Grand River in Genoa Township Tuesday night.
Trooper Richard Chaffee from the Michigan State Police Brighton Post was the first to arrive on scene and located the motorist. Chaffee applied a tourniquet to the motorcyclist’s left femur.
The 44-year-old Howell man driving the car was not injured in the crash.
Livingston County EMS transported the motorcyclist to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Two witnesses observed the crash and gave statements to police indicating the motorcyclist had the right of way when he was struck by the car. It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs was a factor in this crash.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson said Chaffee did an outstanding job while at the scene of the accident by applying the tourniquet, which kept the motorcyclist from bleeding out.
The crash is still under investigation.