Judy Livingston of Muskegon was driving south on U.S. 31 at about 1 p.m. when her car was hit from behind by the semi.
"I had a semi in front of me and couldn't see the light," Livingston said.
That semi continued through the intersection and Livingston realized the light was red and managed to stop her car, she said.
Joe Wilder, of North Carolina told police he thought the Livingston car was going to continue through the intersection. He was not able to stop in time and bumped the back of the car.
Livingston and her husband, Don, said they were both OK. They refused medical attention and continued on their way once they were cleared by police.
The truck driver expressed relief that the Muskegon couple was not injured.
He was ticketed for failure to stop in an assured clear distance ahead.