Man hurt in GH intersection crash

It took a half-hour to cut away the roof and extricate a Grand Haven man from inside his crushed car after a crash at a Grand Haven intersection on Wednesday afternoon.
Mark Brooky
Mar 2, 2012

 

Police said Kenneth Simon, 78, was driving his Mercury Grand Marquis LS south on Fifth Street when a sport utility vehicle, westbound on Franklin Avenue, hit his car in the driver’s side at 3:16 p.m. The GMC Denali SUV, driven by 29-year-old Cassandra Pellegrom of Grand Haven, plowed into the side of the Mercury, police said.

Sgt. Clint Holt of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety said the SUV was traveling between 25 and 30 mph at the time, and ran the stop sign on Franklin at Fifth Street.

Pellegrom was not injured in the crash. She declined to talk to reporters.

After being extricated from his car by Grand Haven officers, Simon was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital. He was transferred to Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids later that day, according to hospital officials.

Simon was listed in fair condition this morning at Spectrum Health.

There were no other occupants in the vehicles, according to police.

Alcohol does not seem to had been a factor in the crash, police said, and the accident remains under investigation.

Tribune reporters Alex Doty and Kyle Moroney contributed to this report.

To see more photos from the crash scene, click here.

 

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