Woman injured in car crash

A little messing around caused a little bit of hurt for a Muskegon woman.
Becky Vargo
Oct 2, 2012


Amber Pedicone, 20, was injured when she crashed her car while driving south on U.S. 31 near Hickory Street in Spring Lake Township shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the passenger, Zachary Snider, 20, also of Muskegon, put his hands on the steering wheel while joking around with the driver. This caused the car to swerve to the left, striking the highway's median guardrail. The car then ricocheted off the guardrail, went across two lanes of traffic and into the ditch on the west side of the road, explained Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Pedicone was freed from the car by Spring Lake Township firefighters. She was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

Snider was not injured.

Kylie Snider, 1, was in the back seat of Pedicone's car and buckled into a car seat. Police said the baby was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation, Austin said.



I am dying to know what kind of "messing around" was going on. Were they fighting & she grabbed the steering wheel? (with a baby in the car) Were they feeling a little frisky & she grabbed something else? (with a baby in the car)
will we ever know?


There are a lot of car accidents because of drunk driving. States are cracking down on drunk driving. Serial drunk driver, Gary Sheats, was arrested and charged with his fifth DUI after hitting the vehicle driven by Heather Surovik in Longmont, Colorado. Surovik sustained serious injuries and lost the baby boy who was due to be born in a few days’ time. Her mother also sustained serious injuries but was later released. Sheats faces multiple charges but has managed to previously slip through the system and be set free on DUI charges dating back to 1980.


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