Man hospitalized after pickup truck – dirt bike accident

ESCANABA — One person was sent to the hospital after an accident involving a pickup truck and a dirt bike.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post say the incident happened around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on 18th Road near Danforth Road in Escanaba. Investigation revealed that the driver of the dirt bike, a 24-year-old Escanaba man, was crossing 18th Road when he failed to yield.

The eastbound pickup driven by a 15-year-old Bark River woman then collided with the bike. The dirt bike driver was transported to OSF St. Francis Hospital and later to UP Health System – Marquette for treatment of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup and her passenger were not injured. Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.