Teen on moped injured in crash on Monday

IRON MOUNTAIN – A 14-year-old Dickinson County boy was taken to the hospital Monday after he rode his moped into the path of a car and was struck in Breitung Township.

Michigan State Police troopers from the Iron Mountain post investigating the crash did not release the names of those involved.

Troopers said the accident occurred at about 2:40 p.m. CDT Monday.

Police said the Kingsford teen was traveling south on his moped on Hydraulic Falls Road and failed to stop while crossing Breitung Cutoff Road. Troopers said the teen drove into the path of a 2010 Kia, which was driven west by a 60-year-old woman from Cecil, Wis. The car struck the moped, which sent the moped across the eastbound lane and into a ditch on the far side of the road.

Police said the boy was wearing a helmet, which prevented more serious injury. He was taken to Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. No updated information was available today on his condition.

The woman who was driving the car suffered minor injuries when the airbag deployed. She was treated at the scene for those injuries. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Breitung Township Fire Department, Integrated First Response Ambulance and state police advanced accident investigators from the Iron Mountain post assisted at the scene.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.