iPhone alerts responders to ORV crash in Sagola Twp, victim in critical condition
SAGOLA TWP., Mich. (WLUC) - An Iron Mountain man remains in critical condition after an iPhone alert notified responders of a crash early Sunday morning.
At approximately 1:19 a.m., the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received an automated alert that the owner of an iPhone was in a severe crash and was unresponsive.
Deputies were dispatched to the area where the call’s coordinates originated from in Sagola Township.
According to investigators, a 2022 Polaris Razer was traveling Eastbound on Turner Rd. when the vehicle went off the roadway causing the vehicle to roll and strike a tree. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was transported to UP Health System – Marquette where he remains in critical condition.
The crash is under investigation.
Assisting at the scene were Sagola Fire, STAR Ambulance, Integrity Ambulance and Town & Country Towing.
According to GoFundMe, Michael Talerico suffered life-threatening injuries in this crash.
“He suffered multiple skull fractures and has undergone two brain surgeries thus far,” reads a GoFundMe which has raised more than $27,000 for the family in less than 24 hours. “Michael and his family have a long and challenging road to recovery ahead of them. Our goal is to provide assistance as they begin to navigate these difficult times.”
To view the GoFundMe, visit: https://gf.me/v/c/2f47/medical-expenses-costs-for-mikey-talerico
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