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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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Police seek hit and run driver


The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a hit and run crash in Pierson involving a car and a bicycle that occurred Sunday, October 6, 2013 at approximately 1:55 p.m.

It was reported that a 32-year-old Pierson man was travelling south on Bass Lake Road near Cannonsville Road, in Pierson Township, on his bicycle, when he was struck from behind. The vehicle that struck the bicyclist was reported to be an older Toyota Camry and had fled the scene. The bicyclist was able to continue to his home and then called Central Dispatch. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services responded to the home and transported the bicyclist to Kelsey Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office at 989-831-5253 or the tip line at 989-831-7593.


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Father hits son with car

A father backed out of his driveway last Friday and hit his 8-year-old son, who was riding a bicycle.

According to Montcalm County Sheriffís Deputies, accident happened at 6:23 p.m. at South Town Hall Road north of Sidney Road. The driver of a 1986 Chevy Blazer, 40-year-old Glen Stump, had just left a residence, when he noticed his son riding a bicycle on the roadway. With intentions of making contact with his son to instruct him to stay off the road, Stump put his vehicle in reverse and began backing up at a high rate of speed, unaware that another son, 8-year-old Ethan Stump, had just entered the roadway on another bicycle. Stump then struck his 8-year-old son, Ethan. Ethan was ejected from his bicycle and temporarily knocked unconscious. He was transported to Sheridan Community Hospital by Stump. Ethan was later transferred to DeVos Childrenís Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he received further treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

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