PLYMOUTH — Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident in Marshall County involving a motorcycle.
On Friday, July 24, Indiana State Police troopers responded to a personal injury crash between a motorcycle and a passenger car. Around noon, Trooper Jon Hart saw that traffic was coming to a stop on US 31 near 12B road in the northbound lanes. As Hart arrived he saw that a motorcycle was laying on its side near the center median and a silver passenger car was pulled to the side of US 31.
Preliminary investigation by Hart shows that a silver 2007 Chevrolet driven by Michael Hall, 66, Vicksburg, Mich., was traveling west on 12B Road when he stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with US 31. Hall then began to cross the northbound lanes of US 31 to attempt to turn left to go south on US 31 when he pulled into the path of a northbound blue and black 2013 Harley Davidson being driven by Tyler Swihart, 23, Plymouth, causing the Harley Davidson to collide with the Chevrolet in the driver’s side door. Swihart was thrown over the handlebars of the motorcycle, landing in the center median.
Swihart was flown from the crash scene to Memorial Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Swihart was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Hall was taken to St. Joseph Plymouth Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
Both northbound lanes of US 31 opened at approximately 1:20 p.m.
The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Lutheran Air, Plymouth Fire Department and Hammels’s Towing.