A quick turn into a driveway on Lincoln Lake Avenue to look at a van for sale resulted in a trip to the hospital for four residents Sunday.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Virgil Turner, 53, of Cedar Springs, was southbound on Lincoln Lake Avenue, just north of 14 Mile Road in his Dodge Durango just after 6 p.m. August 30, when he attempted a turn in front of a northbound Ford F150 truck. The vehicles collided, sending the Durango into a tree before it flipped onto its top.
Both Oakfield and Spencer Township Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, and extricated the victims. Oakfield Fire Chief Mickey Davis said he was the first rescuer on the scene, and that the Durango was smoking when he arrived, but he could not confirm another media report that said neighbors had doused flames before firefighters arrived. “No one said anything about that to us,” said Davis.
Rescued from the Durango was Turner, who suffered minor injuries; front seat passenger Carol Fisher, 44, of Cedar Springs, who suffered minor injuries; and rear-seat passenger Edward Fisher, 24, of Cedar Springs, who suffered a head injury. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Merle Glendon, 67, of Gowen, was driving the Ford F150, and he complained of head and neck pain. All were transported to Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.