February 9, 2016

Driver suffers nonfatal injuries after colliding with A&W sign

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Police and firefighters work to clear the scene of an accident after a driver collided with the A&W sign in Standish May 6.

STANDISH — A 79-year-old Prescott man suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the Jeep Cherokee he was driving reportedly struck the A&W Restaurant sign in Standish May 6.

The accident was reported around 4:19 p.m. Undersheriff Donald McIntyre said the driver, James Beaty, allegedly left the roadway when he was trying to avoid a collision with another car.

“It occurred when he was traveling northbound on the inside lane on Main Street in Standish,” he said. “Witnesses described him as swerving to miss a vehicle that was slowing down or coming to a stop.”

McIntyre said Beaty was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and was transported to St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital by MMR.

The Arenac County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Standish Area Fire Authority and H & R Towing and Recovery.

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