Two people injured in Gladstone accident

GLADSTONE — Two people were injured after a two-vehicle crash in Gladstone Monday.

According to Gladstone Public Safety Department, at around 1:50 p.m. officers were called to an accident at the intersection of U.S. 2 & 41 and South Hill Road in Gladstone.

Officers said the Jaws of Life were used to gain access to a front seat passenger of one of the vehicles involved in the crash.

The accident investigation determined a Gladstone man, 85, was crossing the South Hill Road intersection and failed to yield to a vehicle traveling north on U.S. 2 and 41, driven by a 50-year-old Gladstone man.

According to officers, the 85-year-old Gladstone man was transported by Rampart to St. Francis Hospital for treatment and a 79-year-old passenger was transported by air to Marquette General for treatment.

Gladstone Public Safety was assisted by Rampart EMS, Valley Med., and the Delta County Sheriff’s Office.

Gladstone Public Safety reminded travelers in the area to be aware the traffic light at U.S. 2&41/M-35 and South Hill Road is in flash mode. Traffic on U.S. 2 and 41 has a flashing yellow light and does not stop.

Officers advised South Hill Road traffic to use caution or seek an alternative route.