Slippery roads cause injury to 2 Greenbush women

GREENBUSH – Two women were injured in a car collision on U.S. 23 Friday, because of icy conditions. But it could have been worse if had been sunny.

The collision in Greenbush was reported around 8:30 a.m., when a driver on F-30 was unable to stop her vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 23, Alcona County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathanael Leeseberg said. Although she applied her brakes, her car slid onto the highway, and the vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a southbound motorist.

The severity of the accident was lessened, because both vehicles were traveling at slower speeds due to slick conditions, he said.

When first responders arrived, both women were out of their vehicles, talking, Leeseberg said. One woman was taken by ambulance to Alpena, the other to Tawas City.

“If this had been a sunny day, it would have been much worse,” he said.

Trucks from the Alcona County Road Commission were on the scene, but U.S. 23 was not closed, Leeseberg said. Instead, motorists were routed around the crash site for 30 to 40 minutes.

The accident is still being investigated, the deputy said.

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