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Trailer Released From Semi, Woman In Critical Condition

Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 07, 2013

ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. – A woman is in critical condition after smashing into a trailer that came unhooked from a semitrailer.

On Jan. 7 at about 5:48 a.m., officials from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office were called to a crash on 124th Avenue at 6th Street in Martin Township.

The driver of the semitrailer, Michael Mathew Pavlak, 57, told officials during the call that his trailer came unhooked and was blocking the roadway.

Before the driver could alert others with flares or markers, a Jeep Cherokee driving eastbound smashed into the side of the trailer.

Julie Ann Harrington, 45, of Otsego, was pinned inside the Jeep. The Martin Fire Department was able to get her out. She was transferred to Spectrum Butterworth hospital by Aeromed. She is listed in critical condition.

Pavlak was exiting the truck when the Jeep hit the trailer. He was not injured.

Police are looking into how the trailer became unhooked.