The collision sent the car into a ditch. Veltman had to be extricated from her smashed car by Jamestown Township Fire-Rescue personnel, and taken in critical condition to Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids by the AeroMed ambulance helicopter, said Sgt. Jon Wolffis of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.
Veltman has since been upgraded to fair condition, a hospital spokesperson said this morning.
The pickup driver — Kenneth Trumble, 46, of Jenison — was taken by ambulance to Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming by ambulance in stable condition, police said.