Infant, one other hospitalized in chain-reaction crash

Posted at 3:46 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 15:47:07-04

WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A six-vehicle crash sent an infant and one other to the hospital Friday.

At 6:30 p.m. traffic had backed up due to construction on I-94 eastbound near Hartford. A Paw Paw man driving a Chevy Malibu did not see traffic coming to a stop ahead and collided with the Hyundai Sonata in front of him.

The impact sent the Sonata forward hard enough to push a Honda Civic into a Dodge Caravan. At the same time, the driver of a Hyundai Tuscan did not see the crash happening and hit the back of the Malibu.

A total of six vehicles were found to be involved in the accident, which is still under investigation but the Berrien County Accident Investigation Unit.

The infant is being treated at Bronson Methodist Hospital and has regained consciousness. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says the infant is doing well.

The driver of the Malibu was unresponsive when rescue crews arrived and was air-lifted to Bronson. He is still unconscious and in critical condition.

County officials have not determined if alcohol or speed were a factor in the collision.