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Bicyclist struck by car in Algoma Township


A Newaygo man was injured last Saturday, when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a truck.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Dale Slagle, 53, of Newaygo, was riding his bicycle southbound on Northland Drive, near the shoulder, when he was struck by a passing Ford F150 driven by Ajay Grover, 36 of Caledonia.

The struck both the handlebars and the bicyclist’s elbows, knocking the subject to the ground. The driver of the truck was not injured and stayed on scene to help the person on the bicycle. His injuries were deemed non-life-threatening and he was transported to Butterworth Hospital for treatment.

Courtland Township Fire and Rescue, Rockford Ambulance and Rockford Police also assisted at the scene.

 

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Man run over and killed by own truck


Michigan State Police reported that a 64-year-old Cedar Springs man was killed Wednesday, September 7, when his truck rolled over him.
Witnesses told police that Gary Wayne Avery’s pickup, which was loaded with firewood, stalled on 10 Mile Road near M-37 about 3 p.m. The man attempted to push the pickup off the road but lost his footing and fell down, and the truck rolled backward over him. Police said he had the driver’s side door open and may have been trying to get back inside the  truck when the accident occurred.
The victim and the truck came to rest on the south side of the 10 Mile Road. He was attended by Rockford Ambulance and Alpine Township rescue personnel but died at the scene.

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