Posted on 18 September 2014.
The driver of this car failed to stop at the stop sign at White Creek and 20 Mile and crashed into a pickup truck Wednesday. Photo by J. Reed
A Grattan man was sent to the hospital Wednesday, September 17, after a Grand Rapids woman ran a stop sign in Solon Township and t-boned his vehicle.
According to Kent County Sheriff Deputy Jason VanDyke, the 54-year-old Grattan man was headed westbound on 20 Mile late Wednesday morning, when the Grand Rapids woman, who was headed north on White Creek to visit relatives, failed to stop at the stop sign at 20 Mile and crashed into the Grattan man’s pickup truck. The truck rolled and landed on its roof. Both vehicles ended up on the northwest corner of the intersection.
The driver of the pickup was injured when his vehicle was struck and then rolled.
The Grattan man suffered left shoulder and facial injuries, and was taken to the hospital by Rockford ambulance. The woman complained of pain in her lower extremities and went to the hospital with family.
Solon Township Fire and Rescue assisted the victims at the scene.
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Posted on 08 August 2013.
The Oakfield Township Fire Department was called to a car on fire on Friday, August 2, shortly after noon, near Beardslee Rd NE and Tully Avenue. They found a yellow car in the ditch along Beardslee, and the engine compartment was on fire. The compartment was full of smoke. As they began putting out the fire, a male in the vehicle sat up. He had been sitting in the driver’s seat, but was lying across the passenger seat. He was the only person in the car, and firefighters immediately pulled him out.
AeroMed was called to the scene, but told to disregard before they arrived. The man was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance with third degree burns to his legs and one arm.
The Kent County Sheriff Department said they think the man fell asleep and crashed into the ditch. They said it’s unknown why the car started on fire.
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Posted on 09 December 2010.
A man died in this crash at 18 Mile and Simmons Thursday morning, December 2. Photo courtesy of WOOD-TV8.
A man was killed Thursday morning, December 2, when he slid through the intersection at Simmons and 18 Mile Road in Solon Township about 4:30 a.m.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Christopher Lee Walker, 45, of Cedar Springs, was southbound on Simmons Avenue, approaching 18 Mile Road, when he lost control, left the roadway and rolled his car into a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Solon Township Fire and Rescue and Rockford Ambulance all assisted at the scene.
According to his obituary, Walker was employed at Irwin Seating, was a member of the Tri-County Eagles, in Sand Lake and the Man Cave, in Howard City and liked to ride his motorcycle.
Funeral services were held Monday at Bliss-Witters & Pike funeral home with interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
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