Grand Haven man dies in car versus pedestrian crash

A 60-year-old Grand Haven man died late Wednesday night after being struck by a car while walking on Robbins Road.

Emergency crews responded to Robbins Road west of 168th Avenue in Grand Haven Township shortly before 11 p.m.

Investigation at the scene showed that the man was walking east on Robbins along the shoulder of the road when he was struck by an eastbound 2010 Audi A4 driven by a 52-year-old Grand Haven man, according to Sgt. J. Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital where he was pronounced deceased, Douglas said. The driver of the car was not injured.

Police said that the driver is cooperating fully with officials doing the investigation and that alcohol, drugs or phone use; do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Bill Laimbeer

Hooray Beer

Safety1002

Safety advocates Such as GHSA, TRB and NHTSA all agree that the chance of surviving a car-pedestrian/cyclist crash at 20 mph is much better than at 30 mph. It is unfortunate that they seem so uninterested in the safer, easier to learn and age retain, Left Foot Braking Method that would stop a vehicle from 30 mph in a shorter distance than it normally could from 20 mph! Tradition and Testosterone can be a terrible thing. Note: Simply using your left foot to brake is NOT, repeat NOT the Left Foot Braking Method.


Edwards

Thanks, that solves the problem

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