Sparta Twp. MI Collision Between Car, Hay Wagon Left Teen Critically Injured

08/03/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Kent County, MI—A motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a stopped pickup truck with a car and pickup truck hauling a hay wagon left a teen with critical injuries Tuesday, August 2, 2010 in Sparta Township, Mich. The injurious accident occurred after the driver of the pickup pulled onto the side of the road with a flat tire, according to information provided by MLive.com.

Reports indicated an unidentified 28-year-old male driver was traveling southbound on Fruit Ridge Avenue NW when he was forced to pull over after getting a flat tire around 2:15 a.m. The motorist drove his pickup onto the shoulder of the road, while part of the hay wagon it was towing obstructed Fruit Ridge Ave., just south of 13 Mile Road.

Shortly after doing so, the 24-year-old male driver of a Lincoln Continental seemingly sideswiped the hay wagon with the car’s passenger side. A 17-year-old girl from Jenison was seated in the front passengers seat at the time.

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the scene to aid those injured in the car-wagon collision. The 17-year-old victim was subsequently flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital via Aero Med helicopter. Her injuries were described as critical.

Another passenger in the Lincoln reportedly suffered lacerations on his chest. It was not stated whether he was treated at the scene or hospitalized after the wreck. Reports also failed to disclose whether the driver of the Lincoln suffered any injuries in the two-vehicle accident.

It was not stated if any charges were expected in connection with the accident. Investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan– Legal News for Michigan Auto Accident Lawyers.

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