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Two crashes in Oakfield Township


 

One involved firefighter from out of county department

There were two crashes in Oakfield Township, in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 7, and the second crash involved a firefighter from an out of county department that had self-dispatched to the first scene.

According to the Michigan State Police and Oakfield Fire Department Chief Sam Peterson, the first crash occurred at 1:15 a.m. at 14 Mile and Wabasis. Jennifer Cribs, 22, of Aurora, Colorado, was northbound on Wabasis, when she failed to stop at the stop sign at 14 Mile and was struck by an eastbound pickup truck driven by Daniel Heath, 30, of Greenville.

The woman was flown to Butterworth Hospital by AeroMed with serious injuries, and the man was sent to the hospital by ambulance.

While both Oakfield and Spencer Township Fire worked on the first scene, another crash report came in at 2:30 a.m. and involved a firefighter west of the scene of the first accident, in front of the Halfway Restaurant.

Police said that Joshua Crandall, 35, of Greenville, was driving eastbound on 14 Mile, and hit an unattended firefighter’s vehicle that was blocking eastbound traffic on 14 Mile, in front of the Halfway Restaurant. Police said that Crandall suffered minor injuries, and that alcohol was involved.

However, according to Oakfield Chief Sam Peterson, when they and Spencer Township arrived on scene, they found that the firefighter was not one of theirs. “It was discovered that the firefighter was from an out of county department, and had self-dispatched to the scene, skirting the incident command system,” said Peterson. “He was in a spot where we would not have had a (road) closure, and he was not visible by our command staff or working staff. Both departments worked quickly, effectively, and safely to secure both scenes, and treat patients at both scenes until care could be turned over to advanced life support.”

“At Oakfield Township Fire Department we work to keep scenes safe and patients safe and it is important to be vigilant around emergency scenes,” continued Peterson. “It also is important to know that we have the training and experience to be able to do so in a controlled and safe manner, and self-dispatching is never safe, as well as goes against incident command protocols. Here at Oakfield Township Fire we work hard to keep our township safe and will continue to do so. We have a great team that is ready to serve and protect the community 24 hours a day, and we will not let this incident set us back as a department.”

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Man crosses centerline, causes crash


Two men were injured in this crash in Nelson Twp. Photo courtesy S. Harrison.

Two men were injured in this crash in Nelson Twp. Photo courtesy S. Harrison.

Two Cedar Springs men were sent to the hospital Tuesday morning, July 5, after a crash near 18 Mile and Ritchie.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Michael Minnie, 25, of Nelson Township, was driving westbound on 18 Mile Road, in a 2000 Nissan Maxima, about 6:50 a.m. when he crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound Dodge Dakota truck.

The driver of the truck, Peter Frazine, 40, of Nelson Township, was pinned inside of his vehicle. He was transported to Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance, with a fractured femur and internal injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the car was found unconscious, and sent to Butterworth Hospital with lacerations. Police reported he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

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Woman injured in rollover crash


 

A Solon Township woman suffered serious injuries when she rolled her car early Sunday morning, November 29,  in Cannon Township.

According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Chad Potts, the woman, identified as Tommi Danorder, 37, of Solon Township, was driving her 2000 Ford Taurus northbound on Wolverine Boulevard, south of 10 Mile, about 6:11 a.m., when she lost control and struck the median. Her vehicle rolled several times, before coming to rest on its roof in the southbound lanes of Wolverine.

She was taken to Butterworth Hospital with serious injuries.

There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Assisting at the scene was Rockford Fire, Rockford Ambulance, Rockford Police, and the Michigan State Police.

Police said she was a wearing seatbelt, but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident.

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Man injured in tractor accident


 

An Algoma Township man was seriously injured Wednesday, when his legs became pinned under a tractor tire.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Bruce Hoorn, 67, was cutting down a tree next to his home, in the 2000 block of 14 Mile Road, about 3 p.m. September 23, when the accident occurred. Police said he pre-cut the tree with a chainsaw, then attached a chain from his tractor bucket to the tree, and began to pull the tree away from his home.

The tree began falling toward his tractor, so he jumped out of the tractor while it was still rolling backwards, and his legs were pinned under the rear tractor tire.

His wife was able to move the tractor and free his legs.

Hoorn was transported to Butterworth Hospital with serious injuries.

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Three-vehicle crash injures two


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A three-vehicle crash in Montcalm County involving a car, a pick up, and a semi, sent two people to the hospital Friday morning, July 10.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, Mark Steven Williams, 58, of Leroy, Mich., was traveling northbound on S. Sheridan Road (M66) about 3:42 p.m., in a 2004 Ford F350, while pulling a farm implement, and ran a red light at the intersection of M57 (Carson City Road). His vehicle struck a 2012 Volkswagon Jetta driven by Nichole Nielsen, 35, of Spring Lake, who was westbound on M57. The two vehicles then slid into a 2007 Kenworth semi, owned by J&H Oil, which was facing south on M66, and waiting to turn right on M57.

A passenger in the pickup, Rocky Allen Lockhart, 55, of Leroy, was taken by AeroMed to Butterworth Hospital for his injuries. Nielsen, the driver of the Jetta, was taken to Sheridan Hospital by Montcalm County EMS, with non-life threatening injuries.

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The Post travels to…the hospital


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As many of you know, Post publisher Lois Allen was in a car accident earlier this month. She spent several days at Butterworth Hospital, in Grand Rapids, and was a good sport to pose for this photo with a Post! Lois is home now, but still on the mend. Thanks to everyone for your cards and well wishes! We hope to have her back with us soon. If you’d like to send her a card, you may send it to her here at The Post. Our address is PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

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Atlas Reed Hunt


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Rachel and Joshua Hunt, of Grand Rapids, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Atlas Reed Hunt, born on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:43 p.m., at Butterworth Hospital, in Grand Rapids.

Atlas is welcomed home by proud grandparents Steve and Judy Reed, of Cedar Springs, and David and Julie Hunt, of Plainwell; and great-grandparents Bill and Pat Campbell, of Big Rapids, and Les and Jean Green, of Delton.

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Child on bike hit by truck


A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized Monday after he was hit by truck while riding his bicycle in Tyrone Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Kenneth Huizenga, age 9, was riding his bike south on Big John Ct NW, in a private housing development, at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 23, when he failed to stop and rode into the path of a westbound truck on Black Hills South Dr. NW. He suffered both head and facial injuries, and was taken to Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Dodge Ram pickup, Ricky Roberts, 57, of Tyrone Township, was not injured. Police said that speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, and that it is still under investigation.

 

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Jaelynn Elizabeth Rose McEwen



Jaelynn was born at Butterworth Hospital on April 17, 2011 at 10:51 am, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 18 inches long. Her parents are Kristy Beemer and Joslin McEwen of Sand Lake. She was welcomed by big sister Jacey Kay McEwen, grandparents Marilyn and Jerry Beemer of Sand Lake and great grandparents Barbara and Jake Beemer of Sand Lake.

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