Man ejected, seriously injured in crash

A 20-year-old Lowell man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his truck during an accident Monday morning.
Tribune Staff
Nov 15, 2011

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies said the accident happened at about 8 a.m. at 18th Avenue and Port Sheldon Street in Georgetown Township.

Police said Amy Vandeguchte, 42, of Hudsonville was driving north on 18th Avenue when she failed to stop at a red light. Her vehicle struck the driver’s side of 20-year-old Beau Heimer’s vehicle, which was traveling west on Port Sheldon Street.

Police said Heimer was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his truck on impact. The truck continued to roll and snapped a utility pole in half.

Vandeguchte was wearing a seat belt, and her 6-year-old passenger was in booster seat, police said. Vandeguchte suffered minor injuries, and her passenger was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids for treatment of minor injuries.

— WZZM-TV contributed to this report.

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