A Crash on Lake Michigan Drive Today in Allendale Township Left Two People in the Hospital
A crash on Lake Michigan Drive today in Allendale Township sent two to the hospital. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident, but has not yet provided any additional details. There have been several accidents in the area, including a fatal crash in front of the Standale Meijer. According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m., and the road was closed for several hours afterwards. In the meantime, motorists were warned to steer clear of the scene.
According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle in question was a 2007 Honda Civic. It was attempting a u-turn in the middle of the roadway. However, it failed and ended up landing upside down on its wheels. Not only did the Civic not stop, but it also crashed into standing water and rolled several times before the vehicle was finally extracted. At least one person was transported to Butterworth Hospital in the process.
On Friday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a motorist whose car was erratically driving on Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale Township. When the deputies arrived at the scene, they found an SUV whose driver did not stop. They did find a couple of injuries, but nothing serious. After the accident, the highway was reopened to traffic.
During the same period, a woman on a motorized scooter was struck by a car that was traveling in the opposite direction. The vehicle actually caused the crash, according to the sheriff’s office, and the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One other car was flipped over and another rolled over, but was not involved in the collision.
The sheriff’s office is examining the other possible causes of the accident. One suspect is a 17-year-old male from Zeeland, who stopped at a stop sign before pulling out in front of a car on the westbound side of the road. He may have been aiming to hit a pedestrian crossing the road, but he apparently did not make it all the way to the curb.
For more information, contact the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616-268-5656. You can also follow the sheriff’s office on Facebook or Twitter. Currently, the roads are closed, but it appears that the highway will be reopening in the near future. If you are heading east on M-45, take a different route.
Today’s auto accidents are not the norm, but they do happen. In fact, there are 8 people injured in car crashes in the state of Michigan every hour. Usually, they are transported to medical facilities by ambulance. This is the reason why the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up its presence in the area. During the day, the sheriff’s office will send two sworn officers to the scene to investigate all accidents, including those involving motorized vehicles. Depending on the circumstances, the sheriff’s office can take on more than just automobile accidents.
Of course, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office will be responding to other motor vehicle accidents in the coming days, including those involving alcohol and drugs. Until then, you should keep an eye out for the other cars on the road, and drive with caution.