Four injured in crash at Mercury Drive, Robbins Road

Becky Vargo • Nov 7, 2017 at 5:42 PM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Emergency personnel responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Robbins Road and Mercury Drive shortly after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver of the car and three people in a pickup truck were injured, according to police. All four were being transported to area hospitals.

Police said that the driver of a Pontiac traveling east on Robbins collided with a Dodge Ram truck traveling north on Mercury. Following the collision, the truck went off the road and hit a utility pole.

The driver of the Pontiac told police that her car’s brakes failed.

There were three people in the truck, including a child.

UPDATE (Wednesday, 12:55 a.m.) Police said Grand Haven resident Jon Rennells, 46, was driving west on Mercury Drive and entered the intersection when a car heading east on Robbins Road struck his pickup truck.

The other driver’s name is being withheld, said Sgt. Cal Keuning of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. She is a 26-year-old woman from Muskegon.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and both were transported by North Ottawa Community Hospital ambulances to Muskegon-area hospitals. Keuning said Rennells was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he was in stable condition Tuesday night. The other driver was taken to Hackley Hospital and was also in stable condition, Keuning said.

Grand Haven Township firefighters assisted at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

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