The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-car collision at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Lockport Township.
According to a department media release, one of two cars going in opposite directions on M-60 near Mahnke Road crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle.
One of the vehicles rolled several times and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. That driver was air lifted to Borgess Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.
The other driver was treated at Three Rivers Health.
Additional details about the incident, including names, ages and places of residence of the drivers, were not released, as the collision is being investigated as a criminal matter.
A 25-year-old Marcellus man was treated at Three Rivers Health for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident over the weekend in Fabius Township.
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Christopher Laughlin lost control of his vehicle Saturday in the vicinity of Hoffman and Day roads. His vehicle crossed the center line, went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Laughlin was charged with driving under the influence, deputies said.
A two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Lockport Township resulted in occupants from both automobiles seeking medical treatment.
State police investigators said a northbound car on U.S. 131 was approaching North Main Street when the driver of a southbound Ford Contour attempted to turn left onto Main Street in front of it.
A 17-year-old Three Rivers girl was driving the Contour. A 21-year-old front-seat passenger was transported to Three Rivers Health; a 17-year-old backseat passenger was airlifted to Bronson Hospital.
The nature of their injuries and the names of the people involved in the incident were not disclosed in a state police media release.
A 74-year-old passenger in the northbound vehicle was also taken to Three Rivers Health.
Immaculate Conception School and nearby Three Rivers Health were briefly in lock-down mode Tuesday morning in response to a citizen’s claim of gunshots heard in the vicinity.
Law-enforcement officials responded around 7:50 a.m. to an area in the 1100 block of Hill Street after a citizen reported hearing gunfire.
A search of the perimeter was conducted but officials later concluded the claim was unfounded.
The person who reported the alleged incident was found to have mental-health issues and was taken to Three Rivers Health for observation, police said.
Officials from Three Rivers Health are announcing the opening today of its Center for Wound Healing.
Located at 721 S. Health Parkway, the center will offer state-of-the-art treatment and protocols to treat chronic wounds, including hyperbaric-oxygen therapy, negative-pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
Qualified patients may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and multi-center studies.
Hospital officials said the Center for Wound Healing employs a scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that reintroduce the body’s innate ability to heal.
Likely candidates for treatment at the new center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.