Three hurt in 3-car crash on northbound U.S. 31

(UPDATED: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.) Ambulances transported three people to the hospital following a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 31 just north of the Ottawa County line.
Becky Vargo
Aug 12, 2014


Traffic was backed up in both directions after the crash on the northbound lanes of the highway just north of Wilson Street.

Emergency crews responded to the scene just before 2:30 p.m.

Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw said the crash occurred when a 66-year-old Muskegon Heights woman in a Chevrolet minivan changed lanes in front of  a Subaru Outback driven by an 18-year-old Evanston, Ill. man. The van abruptly slowed down, causing the station wagon to strike it in the rear.

A third vehicle, a GMC Envoy, driven by a 34-year-old Muskegon Heights woman, was unable to stop for the first collision and struck the second vehicle.

Shaw said all three drivers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver causing the crash was ticketed for making an improper lane change.



You the people wanted the speed limit 70, but they go 80 MPH, slow down and you will get there, how i hate driving these day,s and the doctor wonder,s why my blood pressure is up when i get there !!!


Maybe people just need to learn how to merge and when to change should not cut in traffic when it going much faster than you.


Those of us that have to drive over 100 miles every day (some days 300), are very happy to have the 70mph speed limit. There is a whole right lane for people who want to drive on the slower end of the spectrum.


Just anither idiot driver who is only aware of their agenda. I am glad the fool was ticketed and sorry the universe put the other drivers by this dope!


Should be made responsible for the damage to other vehicles.


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