Brittani Wilson injured in accident 6.25

A car/bicycle accident resulted in minor injuries to a Morenci teen Friday afternoon.

Brittani Wilson, 17, of Wiley Road, Morenci, was riding a bicycle on Weston Road toward Morenci when a vehicle driven by Michael Long, 46, of Edon, Ohio, approached from the rear.

According to the report from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department, Long slowed down and started to pass the bicycle. One car had passed Wilson and she was unaware of the second vehicle driven by Long when she turned into the path of his vehicle. Long slammed on his brakes, but couldn’t avoid contact.

Wilson was thrown against the windshield and ended up in the ditch. She was transported to Bixby Medical Center by the Morenci Area EMS and was released from the hospital the next day.

Despite a sprained ankle, she will compete again this year in the Morenci Idol competition Saturday afternoon at the Town and Country Festival.