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Pedestrians struck by car after argument

An argument that started in an area bar spread to the roadway early Friday morning,  sending two men to the hospital.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, there was a verbal argument between a 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from  Greenville, at about 12:56 a.m. on February 26, at the Harvard Bar, on Harvard Ave.  in Oakfield Township. The argument was broken up by several bystanders, and the 23-year-old took off, walking southbound on Harvard Avenue with two friends, a 21-year-old from Greenville, and a 22-year-old from Gowen.

The 27-year-old then got into a vehicle with two friends and took off southbound on Harvard Avenue. As the vehicle approached the three that were walking, it swerved towards the group. The front passenger opened the door, striking the 21-year-old and knocking him to the ground. The 23-year-old was struck by the front passenger side bumper of the vehicle and also knocked to the ground. The vehicle then fled southbound on Harvard Ave.

The 21-year-old suffered cuts to his right knee and right arm, and was transported privately to Butterworth Hospital. The 23-year-old was knocked unconscious. He was listed as having serious but non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to Butterworth Hospital. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored four-door vehicle.

Oakfield Fire assisted at the scene.

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