Four injured in collision near Speedway

NILES — A Dowagiac woman was seriously injured in a collision on S. 11th Street in Niles Tuesday, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.

Police were dispatched to the Speedway gas station on S. 11th Street near Fort Street at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, after a woman driving a red Nissan Sentra failed to yield the right of way while leaving the gas station. The vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a blue Ford Explorer, driven by a 72-year-old Niles man heading north down S. 11th Street.

The driver of the Nissan, a 56-year-old Dowagiac woman, was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for serious, possibly life-threatening injuries.

A 56-year-old Edwardsburg woman riding in the Nissan, the driver of the Ford Explorer and his passenger, a 61-year-old Niles woman, were all also transported to Memorial Hospital, though their injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

The collision remains under investigation.