U.S. 31 traffic slows after Ford flips over

(UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. Monday) Emergency personnel rushed to the scene of a rollover car crash at 12:18 p.m. Monday.
Becky Vargo
Dec 23, 2013

The initial call came in as a semi-truck versus car, but later turned out that the semi may not have been involved.

Witnesses say the Ford Focus lost control and crashed, flipping onto its roof in the northbound lane of U.S. 31 at Taft.

Police said the vehicle was traveling in the right lane of southbound U.S. 31 when he lost control, crossed the left lane, hit the end of the guardrail and flipped.

Paramedics from North Ottawa Community Hospital took the driver, Taylor Fox, 25, of Holland Township, to the hospital.

Police said Fox suffered minor injuries and was being taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

One lane of traffic in each direction was closed until the car was removed from the highway and the scene was cleared shortly after 1 p.m.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department and a car from the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety responded to the scene when it was initially believed a semi-truck was involved.

Spring Lake and Ferrysburg fire departments also responded.



I sincerely hope that the minor injuries suffered in the accident are even more minor than reported.

Let’s talk about reporting shall we? What does Ford have to do with this, why the emphasis on the manufacturer; "Ford flips over". Really, are you kidding me; and then "Witnesses say the Ford Focus lost control and crashed", really the car lost control, not Tyler Fox? I am not a Ford fan, other than Mustangs, but to lay all this on a vehicle manufacturer rather than the driver is to not realize what you are writing about. Unless the vehicle malfunctioned in some way the story is about the accident and the victim(s) and not the make of the vehicle; unless of course you think it was possessed and acted on its own.

C'mon Becky, you're better than how this story was written.


Thank you to the Good Samaritans who stopped to help Taylor with blankets, first aid, and comfort until Emergency personnel arrived. And thank you to EMS, Police, and Fire departments that responded. God bless you all.

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