Car, bike collide

On 10-30-12 at approximately 4:15 p.m. Clare City Police Officers responded to a vehicle pedestrian traffic crash with injury on Seventh Street at McEwan.

Officers learned that the bicyclist, DUANE ELLIS age 20 of Harrison, was traveling southbound on the east side of McEwan and came to a stop at Seventh Street. A tan Pontiac Montana van, driven by JOHN GENDREGSKE age 72 of Harrison, was traveling westbound on Seventh Street east of McEwan and came to a stop at the intersection. As the bicyclist proceeded southbound the van began to proceed west to turn northbound onto McEwan at the same time and the bicyclist was struck by the van.

ELLIS was taken to Mid Michigan Regional Medical Center – Clare for treatment of his injuries. He has since been released. GENDREGSKE declined any medical treatment

Clare City Police were assisted at the scene by the Clare County Sheriff Department and Mobile Medical Response Ambulance Service.