Car/motorcycle crash snarls traffic in GH

(UPDATED: 5:45 p.m. Tuesday) A crash between a motorcycle and car backed up traffic at U.S. 31 and Jackson Street in Grand Haven Tuesday afternoon.
Becky Vargo
Jun 11, 2013


The crash occured at 3:25 p.m. in the northbound lane of Beacon Boulevard just south of Jackson Street.

According to police, a 50-year-old Muskegon man was on his way home from work when he changed lanes on his motorcycle and didn't see that a car had stopped.

"He layed it down and slid under the car," said Sgt. Randy Poel of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

The man's head hit the car's rear bumper, Poel said.

"If he was not wearing a helmet he would have been seriously injured," Poel said. "This is a classic example of why you should always wear a helmet."

The man's name was not available. He was taken by North Ottawa Community Hospital Ambulance from the scene.

The Tribune will update this story as more information becomes available.




I really think that the helmet law should have stayed the way it was.I know a lot of bikers that ride.if you think about it if they don't have to wear a helmet then why can't we drive without seat belt's.I just think that they should wear helment's.


I am glad they have a choice so they stopped crying about it! With the cell/text distraction days, not a choice I would make!


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