Motorcyclist Badly Hurt In Crash

A Decatur-area man is hospitalized with what the Van Buren Sheriff’s Department says are life-threatening injuries suffered in a crash on his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. Deputies were called to the intersection of 30th Street and 64th Avenue in Antwerp Township shortly before 12:30 when the man hit a Ford Escape at high speed. Deputies tell us the driver of the Escape had stopped at a stop sign and was going through the intersection when the motorcycle hit her on the passenger side. Neither she nor her one-month-old female passenger, who was properly secured in a car seat, were hurt. The motorcyclists is being treated at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. No names have been released, and authorities have not disclosed the extent of the man’s injuries.