No major injuries reported in bike vs. van accident this morning

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CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: 7 August 2017, 2:47pm

An Indiana man was taken to UPHS after being hit by a boat on his bicycle.

A little after 11:00am Monday morning, a 67 year old man on a bicycle, traveling westbound on M-28, made a left hand turn across the road to reach Lakenenland.

At the same time, however, a 56 year old Melvindale, Michigan man was travelling westbound at the same point.

The Melvindale man swerved, but his boat trailer clipped the bicycle.

The bicyclist suffered lacerations to his head, but was able to move himself out of traffic.

Chocolay Township responded, no tickets were issued.

Police and emergency services responded to Lakenenland for a car versus bicycle accident around 11:15 a.m. Monday.

A 67-year-old Indiana man was turning into Lakenenland when a van with a boat connected to the back of it struck the man on the bike. The Indiana man did not see the van coming from behind in enough time. The van attempted to stop, but the boat hit the man on the bike.

The biker pulled himself to safety and does have some non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to UPHS - Marquette. Emergency services were available right away since a downstate emergency service was driving by during the time of the accident. Chocolay Township Police also responded to the accident.

No tickets were issued.

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