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.