Motorcyclists hurt in crash in Spring Lake

(UPDATED: 11:45 a.m. Saturday) Two people on a motorcycle heading west on Savidge Street collided with a car at about 5 p.m. Thursday.
Becky Vargo
Aug 7, 2014

 

Both the driver of the motorcycle, Lawrence Obenauf of Grand Haven and his passenger, Tina Twerago of Grand Haven, were taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver of the car, Jackie Lindrup of Muskegon, said she was driving north on Cutler Street and stopped at the stop sign at Savidge Street. She proceeded to cross the intersection when traffic stopped, but said a semi-truck in the inside westbound lane blocked her view.

“There was lots of traffic,” Lindrup said. “It was just bumper-to-bumper traffic. I knew I couldn’t make a left-hand turn, so I tried to go straight across.”

Lindrup said she was almost all the way across the intersection when the motorcycle on the inside lane struck the rear passenger section of her car.

A man driving behind the motorcycle, who declined to give his name, said westbound traffic was stopped in the inside lane, but not the lane he was in.
He said it didn’t look like the driver of the car could see the motorcycle.

“They met at the same time,” he said.

The man said people immediately jumped out of their cars to give aid to the motorcyclists.

Police said Lindrup was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way.

Comments

Wolverine49457

If you can't see you roll the dice and unless you outweigh the other guy you are going to lose!
Better to turn around and go to a street with a light during rush hour. I've witnessed two accidents where someone pulled out and collided with a car that was hidden by a truck and both were gruesome. The bike is really tweaked and it sounds like she will recover, it could have been much worse. God speed your healing body, mind and spirit, glad to hear your going to be ok.

Zegota

Maybe if drivers going through the Village would obey the laws, stopping at street signs, and stop lights it would be a little more safer on our local streets. But then we would need a Police Department that would also enforce the laws in the Village and the City of Ferrysburg. Better check with the Manager first...

robhbest

“There was lots of traffic,” Lindrup said. “It was just bumper-to-bumper traffic. I knew I couldn’t make a left-hand turn, so I tried to go straight across.”

Yea because going straight across is much safer than a left handed turn, you're lucky you didn't kill someone with your stupidity.

 

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