Sudden Closure of Nursing Home

After thirty years of business, a nursing home in Northern Michigan has suddenly closed its doors. The closure has left local residents in shock.

ELK RAPIDS — A Northern Michigan nursing home has shut it’s doors after 30 years in business.

Art and Mary Watt, the owners of Northwood Village on US-31 in Elk Rapids, were tight lipped about the reason for the sudden closure. The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Township Officials, and residents were shocked to hear the news.

Chamber President, Barb Mullaly says, “It has taken everybody by surprise. In a small town things like this usually rumbles through.”

Northwood Village has gone through several owners over the years, but the Watt’s say they’ve owned it for the past eight years. Elderly residents who are currently receiving care at the facility, packed their belongings Friday, and will now have to find new places to live.

Elk Rapids resident, Sarah Ward says, “I’m bummed because had we known ahead of time, maybe we could… continue reading

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Four Students Injured in Bus Crash

A bus crash that occurred between a bus and a pickup truck injured four students. The driver of the pickup truck failed to stop in the snowy conditions, hitting the school bus from the side.

Huron County, MI—A Sebewaing Township collision between a pickup truck and a school bus serving Unionville-Sebewaing Area (USA) Schools was involved in a collision that injured four students. The accident occurred along M-25 (Unionville Road) around 9:29 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, according to information provided by the Huron Daily Tribune.

Reports indicated 43-year-old Toni Lynn Nitz was behind the wheel of her 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck and was traveling westbound on Bach Road, when the snowy roadway conditions prevented her from being able to bring her vehicle to a stop at M-25.

The pickup truck careened through the intersection, T-boning a school bus, which was northbound on M-25 at the time. The bus, operated by USA Schools bus driver Kurt W. Bach, 58, subsequently veered off the… continue reading

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Man Gets Probation for Bicycle Hit and Run

Man Gets Probation for Bicycle Hit and Run

A man in Denver has been sentenced to probation for a hit and run accident that involved a bicyclist. The bicyclist was seriously injured in the accident.

EAGLE. Colo. — A Denver man has been sentenced to probation and community service for a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a New York cyclist near Vail.

Martin Erzinger, 52, who has a second home in the Vail area, was also sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail, but Eagle County District Judge Frederick Gannett suspended the jail time.

Erzinger will lose his driver’s license for year. Denver’s KMGH-TV reported that the sentencing followed approval of a plea deal criticized as being too lenient.

Erzinger was charged with misdemeanors in the accident that injured Dr. Steven Milo of New York City in July. The 33-year-old Milo, still recovering from several injuries, asked the judge to reject the plea deal.

Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has said he offered the deal, rejecting pressing a felony charge, because Erzinger has… continue reading

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Man Hit By Caltrain

A pedestrian has suffered injuries after being hit by a Caltrain in Redwood City. The victim’s injuries have not been specified.

Redwood City, CA (Bay Area Injury Lawyer News)—A male pedestrian suffered unspecified injuries after being run over by a Caltrain in Redwood City, a suburb on the San Francisco Peninsula. The injurious pedestrian-train accident happened around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010, as reported by the Mercury News. While the victim’s identity and condition were not released, nine people lost their lives on Caltrain tracks since the beginning of this year. Seasoned San Francisco injury attorney Mary Alexander also noted, “In 2006, pedestrians accounted for 3 percent of the 42,000 deaths and 2.6 million injuries due to motor vehicle accidents. In all, 4,784 people who lost their lives on the road weren’t even in a vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”

Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said a southbound Caltrain struck the pedestrian, who was on the tracks at the Whipple Avenue railway crossing. Dunn contended all gates, including one for… continue reading

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