UPDATE — Wednesday, 9:52 a.m.
The Ishpeming Police have released the names of the people involved in this accident.
Jeannine Nora, 82, of Negaunee was driving the Ford Focus that failed to yield while turning left into the path of another vehicle. She was admitted to Bell Hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
Peter Lund, 48, of Wausaukee, Wisconsin, was driving the westbound red SUV, a Honda CRV. He and his passengers, Sandra Lund, 51, and Sebrianna Wendt, 7, were treated at Bell Hospital for minor injuries and have since been released.
The incident is still under investigation.
Four people are in the hospital tonight as a result of a two car crash on Ishpeming’s east side.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. in an area all too familiar with high traffic and car crashes – U.S. 41 and Third Street. According to police, it was a result of one car’s failure to yield.
Eyewitnesses told police the grey ford focus was in the left turn lane going west on 41 when it pulled into the path of the other vehicle.
“They were going to make a left turn somewhere into the area of the bakery, pulled into the path of a westbound red SUV, got hit on the passenger side. There was one elderly female driving the focus, she’s transferred to Bell Hospital,” said Dan Willey, Ishpeming Chief of Police.
The other three people inside the SUV were transported to Bell hospital as well, one of which is a parapalegic. The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Traffic was slowed down and backed up for a few blocks in either direction. Road crews quickly cleaned up the accident, which is still under investigation. There is no word, at this time, if any charges will be filed.