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Pedestrian struck by vehicle

A 54-year-old Rockford woman was walking along the side of the road on Northland Dr NE near Sandwood St in Plainfield Township, when she was struck by a northbound vehicle.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said that after striking the woman, the vehicle continued north without stopping.

The vehicle was only described as a silver or dark colored vehicle. The make and model are unknown. 

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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Pedestrian hit and killed by motorcyclist

Jerud Schneider

Jerud Schneider

A motorcyclist could be facing charges after hitting and killing a man early Friday morning in Pierson Township.

According to the Michigan State Police Post in Lakeview, the crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. Friday, July 22. Jerud Schneider, 32, of Wyoming, was walking along Stanton Road, in rural Pierson Township, near the intersection of Neve Road, when the motorcyclist struck and killed him.

The motorcyclist, who was also injured, left the scene after being picked up by someone. The motorcyclist called in the crash a short time later to get medical attention and was taken to Butterworth Hospital for treatment.

Police found his motorcycle in a field near the crash.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the motorcyclist. They do not yet know whether alcohol was a factor. The crash is still under investigation.

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle


A Coral man was sent to the hospital in critical condition after being struck by two vehicles on December 23.

According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Department, Samantha Burden, 21, of Pierson, was headed south on Bailey Road, north of McBride Road, in Maple Valley Township, about 10:34 p.m. December 23, when she saw something in the road.

She determined it was a person, later identified as Daniel Rizor, age 48, from Coral, bent over near a bicycle. Burden braked and swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision, but still struck Rizor. She went to a nearby home to call Central Dispatch, and before she returned, another vehicle struck Rizor, as he lay in the roadway.

The second vehicle, a 2011 Ford Edge driven by Katrina Billin, age 41, from Gowen, was travelling south on Bailey Road. Billin saw the bicycle in the road but did not see Rizor and struck him. Billin also called Central Dispatch.

Rizor was transported to Spectrum by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services with serious injuries, and in critical condition.

The drivers of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts, were not drinking, and there are no other known factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Post contacted the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office for an update on the condition of the bicyclist, but had not received an answer by press time.

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Pedestrian dies in accident

A man died Friday evening after being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs.

A man died Friday evening after being hit by a vehicle while trying to cross 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs.

A man was killed on 17 Mile Road in Cedar Springs about 6 p.m. Friday evening, October 17, while crossing the street.

Police identified the man as Bruce Hickman, 53, of the City of Cedar Springs.

Chief Chad Potts said the man had just left a store and was trying to cross the road.

A witness at the scene told the Post that while he was waiting to pull out of the Family Fare driveway, he saw the victim on the south side of the road, near the mailbox at 4186 17 Mile (just east of the Cedar Christian Academy sign), enter the roadway heading north. The witness looked away to the west, and when he looked back east, he saw the man get hit by a westbound vehicle.

The vehicle skidded to a stop in front of Choice One Bank.

Chief Potts said that according to another witness, the victim looked west before he crossed the road, but not east.

First responders gave the man CPR, but he did not survive his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol was not a factor on the part of the driver. A toxicology report on the victim is not yet available.

Cedar Springs Police, the Kent County Sheriff Department, Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue, and Rockford Ambulance all assisted at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.

A memorial service for Mr. Hickman, reportedly a longtime resident of an adult foster care home here in Cedar Springs, is set for Thursday, October 23, at the Pentecostal Church of Kentwood, 2627 44th St. SE, Kentwood, from 6-8 p.m.


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