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Van runs into school bus

A Cedar Springs school bus was hit from behind by another vehicle Monday morning.

According to Assistant Superintendent David Cairy, the bus was stopped on northbound Algoma at 22 Mile, when a van struck the back of the bus and ended up underneath the bumper of the bus.

Cairy said that they notified police, and transportation supervisor Jerry Gavin went out and checked on the students, as well as arranged transportation for them and the rest of the route to get to school. About a dozen elementary students were on the bus at the time. Cairy said there were no injuries.

“We are very pleased with the way the staff handled it,” said Cairy.

The official police report was not available at press time.


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Courtland man hit by truck while helping injured animal

A Courtland Township man suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday evening when he was hit by a pickup truck while helping an injured animal off the road.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, James Franklin Wood, 54, stopped his vehicle on 10 Mile near Pine Island Ave. about 9:25 p.m. Saturday evening, November 6. He got out of his vehicle to get an injured animal off the roadway, and was struck by an eastbound Ford Pickup F150 driven by Mari-Beth Ingalls Bouma, 41, of Rockford.
Wood suffered life-threatening head and leg injuries, and was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by Rockford EMS. Bouma and her passenger were not injured. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident.

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