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Collision results in injuries

November 1, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

Gunshots unfounded

October 17, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

Wound Center opening

October 8, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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.

Two hurt in crash

August 20, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A 34-year-old Three Rivers woman was cited for disregarding a traffic signal following a two-vehicle crash last week in Three Rivers.

Three Rivers police said Shannon Lemon was driving south on Elm Street at 7:12 a.m. Friday when she failed to stop at the intersection of Hoffman Street. Her vehicle struck an eastbound car driven by 61-year-old Kalamazoo resident Michael Bland.

Both drivers were treated for injuries at Three Rivers Health.

Man cited for crash

August 12, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A Three Rivers man was cited for failure to yield after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident last week.

According to the Three Rivers Police Department, Larry McNair, 49, turned left from Main Street onto Michigan Avenue when he was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Jennifer Hertsel, 30, of Three Rivers. She was treated for undisclosed injuries at Three Rivers Health.

Witnesses told police McNair turned on a blinking yellow and Hertsel had the right of way.

The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff investigating crash

August 9, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the suspect in a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Monday in Constantine Township.

Department officials said Centreville resident Steven Bontrager, 41, was driving south on U.S. 131, when an eastbound pickup on Stears Road failed to stop at the intersection and struck the driver’s side door of Bontrager’s vehicle.

The suspect fled the scene westbound on Stears Road and southwest on Riverside Drive.

A passenger in Bontrager’s vehicle, 17-year-old Samantha Bontrager, of Centreville, was transported to Three Rivers Health.

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