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Pierson crash sends four-year-old to hospital

A Sand Lake man ran a stop sign in Pierson last Saturday, causing an accident that sent a 4-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office, a Chrysler Town and Country minivan driven by 35-year-old Michael Hallman, of Sand Lake, was northbound on West County Line Rd (Newcosta) about 10:11 a.m. Saturday, February 4, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at 104th (Kendaville Rd) in Pierson Townhip. He struck a Volvo semi truck, driven by Billie Roebuck, of Sand Lake, who was traveling east on Kendaville Rd.

A four-year-old child seated in the left rear seat of the minivan in a child restraint seat was seriously injured and transported to Butterworth Hospital via AeroMed. The driver of the minivan suffered minor injuries, but did not require hospitalization. The driver was of the truck was not injured. All occupants were wearing seatbelts, and there was no sign of alcohol or drugs. Hallman was cited for running the stop sign.

Montcalm County Emergency Services and the Howard City Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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