On Friday January 7th, there was a two car accident that almost sent one car hurdling over the side of the Mackinaw Bridge. Luckily, although 3 people were taken to the hospital, they all only suffered non-life threatening injuries. The bridge was closed for about an hour after the drivers from Fenton & Brighton had collided. The Fenton driver, Scott Bartholomew, apparently lost control of his car and crashed in the median before colliding with Brighton resident Jeffery McCague. You can see the chaos of the aftermath below:
The Straits Area Scanner reported the incidents by time:
10:41-Caller on the Mackinac Bridge reporting a vehicle crossed the median near the south end. Second caller reporting it struck another vehicle and one vehicle is hanging off the bridge. EMS, law and Mackinaw City Fire Department requested.10:42-Third caller reporting entrapment.10:45-Unit on scene noting the car is totaled and up against the rail. Requesting Georges towing.10:46-Fire Department unit reporting two entrapped. One in the car on in the truck.