BRONSON, MI (WTVB) - Michigan State Police say there were no life threatening injuries but three girls were hurt yesterday when their pickup truck ran off a road in Bronson Township and struck a tree. It happened shortly after 2 p.m. on Rierson Road north of Cranson Road. Troopers say the 16-year old behind the wheel who lost control on the gravel surface didn’t have a driver’s license. Also in the 1991 Dodge 150 pickup were the driver’s 5-year old sister and an 18-year old, who was pinned in the wreckage for a time as the side and floor of the vehicle collapsed on her leg and foot.
Bronson firemen freed the girl with the Jaws of Life and took extra precautions because there was gas leaking from the truck. Troopers said the 5-year old was holding a duck in her lap when the crash happened. The duck survived. All three were transported to the Community Health Center of Branch County for treatment. No names were released and there’s no word on their conditions.
The truck that was totaled is owned by William Green of 760 Cranson Road.