Niles man hospitalized after motorcycle, SUV crash

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP – A Niles man sustained critical injuries following an accident between his motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle Wednesday.

According to a statement from Michigan State Police Niles Post Trooper James Lund, first responders were dispatched to a personal injury crash at U.S. 12 highway near West Chicago Road in Bertrand Township.

According to Lund, after initial investigation, it appeared the driver of the SUV came to a stop at the intersection of U.S. 12 and West Chicago Road. The driver entered the intersection, and into the pathway of a westbound motorcyclist on U.S. 12.

The operator of the motorcycle is a 64-year-old man from Niles.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported by Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service to Memorial Hospital in South Bend with critical injuries.

The driver of the SUV sustained no injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

MSP were also assisted at the scene by the Pokagon Tribal Police Department, Berrien County Sheriff’s Department – Niles Township and the Bertrand Township Fire Department.

Cass County

Cass County votes to engage Kalamazoo studio for Cass County Historic Courthouse services

Berrien County

Buchanan graduate now Berrien County prosecuting attorney

Cass County

Cass County Veterans Affairs Office welcomes new leadership

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce hosting monthly giveaways

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 770,822 cases, 16,731 deaths

Dowagiac

No danger found following lockdown at DUHS

News

Berrien County Public Defender’s Office to increase staff

Berrien County

Buchanan man named 911 Telecommunicator of the Year

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man arrested for possession of meth

Education

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: April 7-13

Berrien County

LMC to host virtual career, program expo for prospective students

Dowagiac

Dowagiac woman to compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ 2021 Tournament of Champions

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-tying ceremonies for two new businesses

Dowagiac

Four arrested in Dowagiac drug search

Berrien County

Niles city, DART consider south county expansion

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 764,519 cases, 16,619 deaths

Cass County

Cass County Fair Food Drive-Thru event returns April 23-25

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac purchases former Lincoln School for redevelopment, blight removal

Business

Apple Festival Spring Market prepares for May event

DEVELOPING NEWS

UPDATE: Police respond to bomb threat at Edwardsburg factory

Business

Eat Drink Niles to revitalize Third Thursdays

Dowagiac

Decatur resident injured in Wayne Township crash

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 756,564 cases, 16,586 deaths