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Posted on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 : 10:20 a.m.

Ann Arbor man recovering after motorcycle crash

By John Counts

A 68-year-old Ann Arbor man is recovering in the hospital after being involved in a serious motorcycle crash in Plymouth Township July 3, the Observer and Eccentric reports.

The man was thrown from his motorcycle when it collided with a minivan at the intersection of Ann Arbor and Joy roads, the newspaper reported.

The man, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, according to the newspaper.

Read the full Observer and Eccentric story.

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Fri, Jul 12, 2013 : 1:57 p.m.

Wearing a helmet. Alive. Smart.

Nicholas Urfe

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 : 5:21 p.m.

A car driver failed to yield? Shocking. I hope the motorcyclist fully recovers.


Thu, Jul 11, 2013 : 4:42 p.m.

According to the Observer and Eccentric story..."The minivan's driver was determined to be at fault for failing to yield, but charges were still pending earlier this week, Antal said." I'm thinking if the other vehicle had been a car, bicycle or pedestrian instead of a motorcycle the driver would have been ticketed on the spot. And, I'm wondering if drivers are being excused for "not seeing" approaching motorcycles. I personally ride with my high beam on during daylight hours and also have additional lights on the front of my motorcycle. I do this so that it will help me be seen. But I still expect drivers to be aware of others on the road whether they be cars, bikes, pedestrians or motorcycles.

Matt Cooper

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 : 1:03 a.m.

Being that traffic tickets are different from criminal charges, I'm wondering if the prosecutor wants something more done than simply issuing a traffic ticket. Just a thought.