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GH man remains in critical condition following motorcycle crash

Becky Vargo • Sep 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM

A Grand Haven man injured in a motorcycle crash this past weekend remained hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday.

Police said Brian Garbarino, 59, was driving a motorcycle south on 120th Avenue near Polk Street in Olive Township late Saturday afternoon when he collided with a van that had slowed to turn.

After the crash, Garbarino was taken by the Aero Med helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

No other information was available on Garbarino as of Tuesday afternoon.

Police on Tuesday updated the status of two of the drivers in an Olive Township crash that occurred Monday.

Richard Baker, 59, of Zeeland, was transported by the Aero Med helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital following the 6:15 a.m. crash. He remains hospitalized in stable condition, according to Sgt. Michael VandenBosch of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. 

Jordan Haan of Muskegon, who sought his own treatment following Monday’s crash, was discovered to have serious internal injuries after he went to Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, VandenBosch said. Haan was transferred to Butterworth Hospital, where he had surgery for spinal fractures and internal bleeding, the sergeant said.

Monday’s crash occurred on 96th Avenue near VanBuren Street. Police said that Haan was distracted and looked down before rear-ending another car, which then struck Baker’s car.

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