Two hurt in Centertown crash, rollover

(UPDATED: Thursday, 10:18 a.m.) Two people were taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a rear-end, rollover accident in front of the Morning Star Cafe, 711 Washington Ave.
Becky Vargo
Jan 27, 2012

 

Brian Dexter said he was crossing the street to go to lunch shortly after 1 p.m. when he saw two vehicles approaching from the west. The first one, a sport utility vehicle driven by David Kline of Grand Haven, stopped for Dexter, who was in the pedestrian crosswalk. The second vehicle, a Kia Soul, driven by Wendy Jobin of Grand Haven, did not stop.

Dexter said the Soul tried to go around the SUV, but clipped it in the corner.

“It did a nose plant and flipped over,” Dexter said of the Soul.

Jobin was pinned inside her vehicle and had to be extricated by Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officers. She was placed on a backboard, then put on a stretcher before being taken to the nearby ambulance.

Kline, although he was walking around, was also placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Both Jobin and Kline were treated and released, said NOCH spokeswoman Jennifer VanSkiver.

GHDPS Lt. Renee Freeman confirmed that Kline had stopped for the pedestrian. She said that Jobin’s car hit Kline’s vehicle while Jobin was attempting to change lanes, then Jobin’s Soul rolled over.

See more photos of the accident, click here.

 

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