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Jaws of Life used to rescue teens

Jaws of Life used to rescue teens

Two Sparta teens were injured Tuesday when they crashed into this utility pole in Algoma Township. Post photo by J. Reed.

Two Sparta High School students were pulled from a wreck, injured but alive, after crashing into a utility pole in Algoma Township about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Joel Langland, the two teens were heading south on Pine Island Drive, south of 14 Mile, at a high rate of speed, when the driver swerved to miss another car that had pulled out of a driveway. The teen lost control and ran into the pole, wrapping the car around it.

Algoma Fire and Rescue was called to the scene, and Solon Fire and Rescue assisted. The boys were pinned into the vehicle and extricated using the Jaws of Life. Both were transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The boys were reportedly on their way to football practice. We were under a dense fog advisory this morning, and the fog may have contributed to the accident.

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