ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Five people were hurt in a three-car collision in St. Joseph.
82-year-old Maurice Alberti of Stevensville, Mich. appears to have been the most seriously hurt after his car was hit head-on by another car on South Lakeshore Dr. just north of Brown School Rd. around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
Police say 31-year-old Timothy Foster of Ligonier, Ind. was heading south when he crossed into the turn lane and hit Alberti’s Lincoln. A Land Rover right behind Alberti also slammed into his vehicle.
Alberti, who suffered a ruptured aorta and broken femur, was taken to Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph before being flown to Kalamazoo’s Bronson Hospital. Bronson officials Sunday morning would not say anything about Alberti’s condition.
Foster and three passengers in his car were all taken to Lakeland for treatment. They included 29-year-old Terron Heffner of Albion, Ind., 9-year-old Dailon Dice of Albion and 8-year-old Blake Foster of Ligonier.
Two people in the Land Rover were not hurt.
Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Team helped with the investigation and determined alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.