A Minnesota man was cited for failure to yield as the result of a three-vehicle accident Saturday night in Three Rivers.
State Police investigators said the 54-year-old driver of a mini van attempted to turn left from southbound U.S. 131 into the Super 8 hotel parking lot. He turned in front of a northbound car driven by a 38-year-old Three Rivers man, whose vehicle struck the side of the van.
The collision forced the minivan to spin out of control and struck a third vehicle, driven by a 34-year-old Three Rivers woman. She was treated for minor injuries at Three Rivers Health.
The incident occurred at 10:30 p.m. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
A 16-year-old girl from Constantine was treated for minor injuries after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Constantine Township earlier this week.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the girl drove off the roadway in the area of North River and Winding River roads after she swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road. The SUV she was driving overturned after leaving the road.
She was treated at Three Rivers Health and released.
The incident occurred at 6:34 p.m. Tuesday.
Four children were treated at Three Rivers Health and later released following a one-vehicle accident Wednesday in Mottville Township.
According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, their 32-year-old mother was driving east on U.S. 12 when the van she was driving went off the north side of the road and struck a tree.
The woman, a White Pigeon-area resident, was cited for driving too fast for conditions. A department media release stated road conditions in the area were icy at the time of the 6:20 a.m. accident.
Her children, ages 3, 5, 7 and 8 years, were properly secured in child-safety seats.
A 54-year-old Elkhart man was treated for injuries he sustained in a one-car crash over the weekend in Constantine Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Douglas Griffin was driving south on U.S. 131 at 2:20 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle and drove it off the roadway.
Griffin was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Three Rivers Health. Investigators concluded alcohol and speed were factors contributing to the crash.
Three children were injured in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Florence Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 43-year-old Melissa Sandker of Constantine was driving north on Lutz Road when her vehicle crossed over the center line and struck a southbound van driven by Jennifer Nusbaum-Suits, 41, of Constantine.
The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.
A 64-year-old woman and three children in the van were treated at Three Rivers Health. The nature of their injuries was not disclosed in a department media release.
Investigators said it does not appear alcohol was a factor in the crash.
An injury accident was reported to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday in Leonidas Township.
The one-car accident occurred on Blossom Road, east of Case Road.
Investigators said a 16-year-old female was driving west on Blossom Road and lost control as a result of snowy road conditions. The vehicle went off the roadway, striking several trees before coming to rest.
The driver was transported to Three Rivers Health and treated for minor injuries.
She was cited for driving too fast for conditions.