Crash_SR17_Hospital_1An accident on US 17 in front of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth Friday about 11:35 resulted in a Plymouth man being airlifted to Memorial hospital in South Bend.

Crash_SR17_Hospital_mopedEugene Cowen, 68, was stopped on State Road 17 waiting to turn left into St. Joseph Regional Medical Center when his moped was struck from behind by a Chevrolet Cruze driven by Jacob Whaley, 24, of Plymouth who was traveling west on SR 17.

Crash_SR17_Hospital_2Cowen was unresponsive when emergency responders arrived on the scene.   He was airlifted from the scene with head injuries.

Crash_SR17_Hospital_helicopterState Road 17 was closed for 2 hours to allow for accident site investigation.  The accident remains under investigation.