Police say mechanical problem caused cycle crash

Police said a mechanical problem is likely to blame for a motorcycle crash that seriously injured a Hudsonville man on Friday night. Anthony VanDyke, 20, was riding west on Chicago Drive near Port Sheldon Street in Georgetown Township just before 6:30 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the median, said Sgt. John Wolffis Wolffis of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. VanDyke was thrown from his motorcycle.
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May 9, 2011

Rescuers took VanDyke to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with multiple injuries, Wolffis said. An update on his condition was not available this morning.

Investigators believe a mechanical problem with the motorcycle’s front wheel caused the crash, and neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors, Wolffis said.

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