Teen crashes mo-ped into car in grocery store parking lot

A 15-year-old Allendale boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he crashed his mo-ped into the side of a car Wednesday evening.
Becky Vargo
Aug 28, 2014


An ambulance transported Jacob Grigsby to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids following the crash.

The youth was not wearing a helmet, said Sgt. Christi Wendt of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies responded at about 6:59 p.m. to the Family Fare parking lot at 6370 Lake Michigan Drive.

Wendt said Grigsby was driving east through parked cars in the lot, entered the traffic lane and struck the side of a car driven by Matthew Schaap, 29, of West Olive.

Schaap was not injured.



Is it me or with summer comes a wave of these type of accidents?
Mopeds and Scooters are great, fuel efficient and limited horsepower but it is getting to the point where a private training course may be a good idea before you get a "permit" to ride on public roads.
Those under 18 riders MUST wear a full face helmet, long pants and shoes (not sandals) when riding.


Dear wolverine, HELLO>>>>> the wave of these types of accidents is directly related to the season[more scooter riders in the warm months}you might also notice an upswing in the number of people drowning in lake Michigan when the weather is warmer as well may also see more snowmobile accidents in the winter months. No we do not need more laws ect........


You beat me to it. I didn't see too many scooter riders last winter.

Until we have the manpower and the interest in enforcing some of the laws already on the books there is no point to adding more laws that won't be enforced...they simply become proclamations that are basically ignored.


I’m aware it's seasonal the statement was sort of tongue in cheek. I feel when enough people do dumb things over and over a training course isn't a bad idea and in case you missed it for those under 18 because young people tend to make poor choices, like operating an < 50 cc two wheeled vehicle no matter what you call it unsafely such as no protective gear, even kids on bicycles are urged to wear a helmet and in some places it’s not an option so is it that unreasonable to make it mandatory for minors to wear them when going 40 or 50 MPH? In the past couple of months in this small community minors on aforementioned vehicles have driven them into a parked car, running into a moving car or riding a passenger and rear ending a car and finally being clipped by a car when crossing an intersection.
I think seatbelt and helmet laws are intrusive but not when minors are concerned, in their case sensible authority must take over where the shallow wisdom of youth leaves off.


I like how the word "moped' is Jazzed up. Mo-ped. Exactly what good ole Jazz would have done.


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