Two hurt in Grand Haven Township crash

Two men suffered minor injuries when their cars collided Wednesday morning on Mercury Drive at Robbins Road.
Becky Vargo
Apr 30, 2014

An ambulance took both men to North Ottawa Community Hospital following the 10:39 a.m. crash. A hospital spokesperson said both were treated and released Wednesday.

Matthew Charles Walsh, 21, of Hanford, Calif., was traveling northwest on Mercury Drive in his 2011 Ford Focus. He attempted to make a left turn onto Robbins Road and collided with a van, said Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Marvin J. Casemier, 83, of Grand Haven was driving his 2000 Dodge Caravan southeast on Mercury when the Focus turned in front of him.

The drivers were the only occupants in their vehicles. Both were wearing seatbelts and their airbags did deploy, police said.

Austin said Walsh received a ticket for failure to yield the right of way, a $120 infraction.

Grand Haven Township firefighters assisted at the scene.



Glad everyone is OK!
Here we go again, don't blame the road!
The center lane is for left turn only, the speed limit is 45 MPH, get off the phone, don't tailgate, slow down at intersections like Comstock and Robbins, STOP at streets intersecting Mercury Dr., these stop signs are treated like yield signs and PAY ATTENTION to your driving!!!!
I have even seen a few G.H.T. sheriff's vehicles roll through some of these stop signs.


Last Saturday at the intersection of Robbins Road and US 31, a Grand Haven Township fire truck was traveling south on US 31 with flashing lights, siren blaring, and traveling at a high rate of speed. Of course I yielded and gave the fire tuck the right of way. We both turn left on Comstock, to my amazement, this same fire truck, turn off its lights, siren, and reduce to normal speed. Talk about the abuse of authority and its illegal.


You understand that it is not unusual for emergency vehicles to "downgrade" during a response. They may often times be dispatched where they have to go lights and sirens but part way there another truck gets there and downgrades the responding units because there is nothing that warrants a lights and sirens response, thus the units still continue or maybe they were disregarded while they were en route. That is not abuse of authority or illegal.


I guess there was an emergency at the fire station, because that’s where it went.


I guess there was an emergency at the fire station, because that’s where it went.


The Story does not make sense. He was traveling west on Robbins Rd. and attempts a left turn onto Robbins Rd. What? He was already on Robbins road to begin with. Could you verify which direction and on which road the California man was going?


Deductive reasoning: Californian was on Mercury. Deductive reasoning II: proofreading is a lost art.


I agree with you 100% with respect proof reading. So many internet articles are full of gramitical errors & improper word placement and/or usage even spelling errors!?! I mean spelling errors ?! Spell check ? Guess they are using windows 3.1 still? Yahoo news is one of the worst! Daily I spot these errors and laugh every time. But you think a small town paper could catch these little errors? Oh well it keeps things interesting I suppose !

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