Cars strike pedestrian, bicyclist in separate incidents

A pedestrian and a bicyclist suffered minor injuries when struck by cars in separate incidents in Grand Haven on Wednesday.
Becky Vargo
Oct 4, 2012


A 58-year-old female was driving west on Waverly Avenue about 10:15 a.m. She started to turn onto southbound Beechtree and did not see a pedestrian walking across the street pulling a wagon, police said. The vehicle struck the wagon, which knocked the pedestrian to the ground.

The pedestrian, a 23-year-old Grand Haven woman, suffered a minor wrist injury and was treated at the scene.

At 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old Grand Haven man was riding his bicycle north on Beechtree at Slayton when a vehicle struck him. The cyclist received minor injuries and was taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital for treatment, police said.

The white passenger vehicle, driven by a man, left the scene, police said.



unless you have a death wish, don't ride your bike on the road!!


Here we go, there seems to be quite the attitude from bicyclist about being on the road. They may have a right to be there but that does not guarantee motorist will see you. I know I drive a large touring motorcycle at roadway speeds and they just don't see you.


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