Rider injured in cycle-car accident

A motorcycle rider from St. Clair Shores was seriously injured Wednesday when his 1999 Honda and a Pontiac collided on Clare Avenue.

The accident, reported at 8 p.m., happened on Clare Avenue near Beaverton Road in Grant Township.

According to a release from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department Aaron Murdock, 25 of Clare was southbound on Clare Avenue beginning to turn left when Richard Pomaville, 60, attempted to pass at the same time and the car and motorcycle collided.

Murdock was not injured. Pomaville was taken by ambulance to MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare and then flown to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Pomaville was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, Deputies said.