Teen escapes injury in rollover crash on Mercury Drive

A 16-year-old Grand Haven boy looked rattled, but otherwise unharmed after rolling his friend’s pickup truck on Mercury Drive east of 144th Avenue shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Becky Vargo
Aug 26, 2014


The teen, who did not share his name, said he was driving east on Mercury Drive, lost control after coming around the curve and rolled over, his vehicle just grazing a couple of pine trees.

The Ford Ranger also took out a couple of mailboxes as it slid sideways, hit the grass and rolled.

Paramedics from North Ottawa Community Hospital checked the youth and released him to his mother, who said she was scared, but relieved that he was allright.

Grand Haven Township and Robinson Township firefighters responded to the scene, as did Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies.

The boy said he was wearing his seatbelt.

No further information was available at the time.



How the heck do you roll a vehicle on a fairly straight bit of road, especially if you are driving the speed limit? Probably texting or driving recklessly.


East of 144th on Mercury Dr. (Turns to Green street) there is a long curve. He must have been going too fast or distracted like you said.


how about a response from his friend?


Take this immature jerk off the road!


Nice friend, I wonder what other destructive results he will dish out to others.

Tri-cities realist

I doubt his friends will be letting him borrow their cars anymore. Glad the yout is ok.


Love the yout!!!!


The boy that was driving is my nephew's best friend & that's my nephew's truck. He was not texting or driving recklessly. We are all thankful he's alive & unharmed. Accidents happen & that's exactly what this was, an ACCIDENT. People really shouldn't speculate. My nephew doesn't care about the truck, none of us do. Things are replaceable, people aren't & we thank the Lord that this boy is okay.


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