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Bicyclist struck by car in Algoma Township

A Newaygo man was injured last Saturday, when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a truck.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Dale Slagle, 53, of Newaygo, was riding his bicycle southbound on Northland Drive, near the shoulder, when he was struck by a passing Ford F150 driven by Ajay Grover, 36 of Caledonia.

The struck both the handlebars and the bicyclist’s elbows, knocking the subject to the ground. The driver of the truck was not injured and stayed on scene to help the person on the bicycle. His injuries were deemed non-life-threatening and he was transported to Butterworth Hospital for treatment.

Courtland Township Fire and Rescue, Rockford Ambulance and Rockford Police also assisted at the scene.

 

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