Possible seizure causes crash
MARQUETTE – An Alger County man was treated and released from Marquette General Hospital Wednesday after the car he was driving went off U.S. 41 West, striking a dumpster and a sign post in Marquette Township.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred at about 3:53 p.m. near the Napa Auto Parts Store, located along the north side of the highway.
Police said Brad Robinson, 22, of Shingleton was driving his black 2000 Ford Mustang east along the highway when the car suddenly swerved across the eastbound traffic lanes, the grassy median and the westbound traffic lanes, just missing oncoming traffic.
Police said the vehicle then went off the road into a ditch where it struck a dumpster and a sign post for the auto parts store. Both airbags in Robinson’s car deployed. The dumpster was thrown about 50 feet and was severely damaged, according to a police new release.
Robinson was the only person in the vehicle. He complained of head pain and was taken to the hospital by paramedics from Marquette General EMS, police said. Witnesses told police it appeared Robinson may have suffered a seizure before the crash.
Police said Robinson was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital.
The Marquette Township Fire Department assisted sheriff’s deputies at the scene.