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Farwell man critical after motorcycle-car accident

Martin Embrey, 47, of Farwell, was critically injured July 26 when he collided with a vehicle that turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding just east of Farwell. The accident was reported at 3:18 p.m.

According to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department, 90-year-old Salvatore Scozzari of Farwell was driving westbound on Ludington Avenue (Bus U.S. 10) in a 2012 Ford Taurus and turned into the path of Embrey’s eastbound motorcycle.

Scozzari is the father of William Scozzari, who was killed September 18, 2007 in an altercation with Clare Police, and of Steven Scozzari who filed a lawsuit in 2008 against the officers and the City of Clare. No money was awarded after a jury trial on the lawsuit was completed last month.

Embrey was seriously injured when he collided with the car. He was airlifted to Saginaw Covenant Hospital in critical condition.

According to a friend of the Embrey family, he was transported by helicopter from Saginaw to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where he is listed in critical, but stable condition. Embrey reportedly had multiple broken bones and internal injuries and has had multiple surgeries since the accident. Reportedly he is still in a medically induced coma, but is recovering.

Embrey was wearing full motorcycle gear including a full face helmet. He was riding a restored 1980s Honda V-65 Magna motorcycle at about 45 mph when the accident happened, the friend reported.

The accident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and the County Accident Reconstruction Team. Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Clare Fire Department, Surrey Fire Department, the Department of Natural Resources, Clare City Police, Mobile Medical Response Ambulance and the Michigan State Police.