Vehicle careens off Lakeshore down embankment

(UPDATED 6:05 p.m.) A teen is in serious after his SUV jumped the guardrail, went down the embankment and crashed into a wooded area.
Alex Doty
Jun 26, 2013


Rescuers had to access the vehicle from Consumers Energy property after the 2:19 p.m. crash because the SUV came to rest in a remote area off of Lakeshore Avenue, near Croswell Street.

The driver, 19-year-old Javier Tinoco of Holland Township, was pinned in the vehicle with head and leg injuries. Emergency workers removed him from the mangled SUV and sent him by ambulance to Holland Community Hospital, where he is currently listed in serious condition.

Ottawa County Sheriff's Sgt. Valerie Weiss said the driver had been on Croswell Street, traveling toward Lakeshore when he failed to stop at the stop sign, and the SUV launched off the hill.

Weiss said an investigation continues into why he failed to stop.

Read the full story, and what witnesses to the crash had to say in Thursday's Grand Haven Tribune. Subscribe now by clicking HERE.


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