Crash causes power outage

Port Sheldon Road was closed for a short time early Tuesday morning after a crash that caused a power outage.
Aug 15, 2012


The two drivers involved in the collission suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.   Police said Curtis Nienhuis, 54, of Holland, was northbound on 152nd Avenue and ran a stop sign about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday. The car hit a westbound pickup truck that was pulling a boat.   The truck, driven by Bernard Emelander, 82, of Hudsonville, was pushed into a power pole and broke the pole in half, causing a power outage in the area.   Police said wires fell on the truck and Emelander remained inside until Consumers Energy could remove the wires and later restore power.   Emelander suffered bumps and bruises and sought his own treatment, police said. Nienhuis suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Holland Hospital.   Police said fog was heavy at the time of the crash.




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