Car slams into semitrailer on M-104

(UPDATED: Friday 2:40 p.m.) A semitrailer and car crash in Spring Lake Village just east of the Holiday Inn occurred at about 9:15 Tuesday morning.
Becky Vargo
May 21, 2013


It took about an hour to dislodge the car from beneath the semitrailer and clear the road of debris.

The drivers of the semi and car escaped major injury, but were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Motorist Kevin Curley snapped a photo and sent it to the Tribune with the following message: "I'm not sure what caused this accident, but I think the truck won."

Officer Mike Williams of Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police said both vehicles were eastbound on Savidge Street. The semi was in the right lane and attempted to make a left turn onto Savidge Court While he was turning, the other vehicle in the left lane was passing him.

Williams said the driver of the car stopped immediately when he realized the semi was turning, but the trailer hit the vehicle, turned it on its side and dragged it a short distance.

The semi driver was ticketed for improper lane use.



Car didnt hit the semi. The semi ran over the car while making an illegal left turn from the outside RIGT lane, while the car was in the left lane. The driver of the car did NOT get a ticket. The truck driver did get a ticket. I am the driver of the car.


The pictures show a terrifying scene; thanks for clarifying the important details. The article says you escaped serious injury...I hope that information is correct!


Thank God you're okay.


I did! Just some glass cuts on the legs. The Big Man upstairs was definately with me today.


Glad you are ok! It would be nice if the GHTrib waited for the facts before reporting the accident.


Lol boater...not going to happen when you want to be the first to report a story in this highly competitive town of news!

Glad to see your alright "donkers".


Congrats on coming out of this one Donkers with a few cuts... It really was your lucky day. I am sure you know that. Good luck to you and happy to see you are ok.


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