Serious Injury Traffic Crash (Car vs Motorcycle) 09/21/2022

On 9/21/22 at approximately 1843 hours first responders were dispatched to reports of a traffic crash with injuries at the intersection of County Line Road and Hagar Shore Road in Watervliet Township. Further, the collision involved a Kia Soul passenger car and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the Kia was a 67-year-old female from Kalamazoo. The driver of the Harley-Davidson was a 45-year-old male from Watervliet. The drivers of both vehicles sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. Pride Care Ambulance transported both drivers to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.


Based on the severity of the injuries the Berrien County Accident Investigation Unit was summoned to the scene. Preliminary investigation on scene indicated that the driver of the Kia failed to stop for the stop sign at Hagar Shore Road while driving North on County Line Road. The driver of the Harley-Davidson had been driving East on Hagar Shore Road and had the right of way as there is no stop sign for traffic on Hagar Shore Road at that intersection. When the Kia entered the intersection it was struck by the Harley-Davidson. The Kia then ran off the roadway and overturned coming to rest on its roof in a ditch. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and ended up in a field. This incident remains under investigation and no further details will be released at this time.