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Teen suffers critical injuries in crash


Photo from WOODTV.com.

Photo from WOODTV.com.

A Cedar Springs teen was sent to the hospital with critical injuries last Thursday afternoon, after he failed to stop at a stop sign and was broadsided by a road commission dump truck.

According to the Kent County Sheriffs Department, Lee Brandt Tompkins, 18, of Spencer Township, was traveling east on 14 Mile Road, about 2:39 p.m., in a 2001 Chevy Malibu, when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Pine Island Drive. A fully-loaded Kent County Road Commission dump truck was traveling northbound on Pine Island Drive at the time, and not required to stop.

The Road Commission truck hit the brakes, but struck the car broadside on the passenger side, then went off the road to the right, over a ditch, through a yard, and into a house. The car was pushed up the road and into a ditch on the west side of the road.

Tompkins was taken to Butterworth by Aero Med with critical injuries. The Road Commission driver, Steven Mark Blossom, 60, of Grant, suffered minor scrapes on both arms and top of head. He was not transported to the hospital.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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Teen injured in wrong-way crash


Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a car crash Maple Valley Township in Montcalm County Sunday while driving on the wrong side of the road.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview investigated the serious personal injury crash on Sunday, September 11,  at about 3:01 p.m. Police said the 16-year-old male driver was driving a Toyota pickup westbound in the eastbound lane of Coral Road, near Black Road, and collided with a Chrysler 300M traveling eastbound. The driver of the Toyota and his 16-year-old passenger were both injured in the crash. One of them was taken by Aero Med to Grand Rapids for treatment. The 52-year-old female driver of the Chrysler was transported to Butterworth for treatment.
At least two of the injured were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is not believed to be involved.
Assisting at the scene was Maple Valley Township Rescue/Fire and Montcalm County EMS.

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