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Car accident leaves victim critical

Cedar Springs man suffered severe injuries when he crashed his car into some heavy construction equipment last weekend in Algoma Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Eric Darling, 25, of Cedar Springs, was traveling northbound on Northland Drive, just north of 13 Mile Road at 3:38 a.m. Sunday morning, August 30, when his 1993 Pontiac Sunfire left the roadway and crashed head-on into a skid steer loader.

Algoma Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and extricated the driver from the vehicle. He was airlifted by AeroMed to Butterworth Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Rockford Ambulance also assisted at the scene.

According to police, the victim was alone in the vehicle, and alcohol is believed to be a factor. The accident is still under investigation.

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