Drunken pedestrian hit while running across Lake Michigan Drive

Becky Vargo • Aug 10, 2017 at 9:53 AM

TALLMADGE TWP. — A 26-year-old Grand Rapids man suffered minor injuries when he ran into the side of a car while running across Lake Michigan Drive on Wednesday night.

Sgt. Jay Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. near First Avenue in Tallmadge Township.

The intoxicated man, whose name was not released, attempted to run across five lanes of traffic when he ran into the side of an SUV driven by Judith Bradley, of Grand Rapids. Bradley, 62, swerved and was struck by another vehicle driven by Tyler Feys-Volmering, 26, also of Grand Rapids.

Neither of the drivers were injured, Douglas said.

The pedestrian fled the scene and was located about a mile away by Walker police. He was not cooperative, Douglas said.

An ambulance transported the drunk runner to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

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