Driver Loses Control Of Car, Strikes Pedestrian And Vehicle On Side Of Roadway

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP, MI – A man suffered significant injuries after being struck on the side of the road by a driver who had lost control of her car on southbound U.S. 131 near exit 120 on April 15.

Michigan State Police Lakeview Post troopers responded to the scene at 5:50 a.m. on southbound U.S. 131 near exit 120 in Reynolds Township in Montcalm County.

A 42-year-old man from Howard City was helping a family member who had slid off the roadway, police said. When he stepped out of his vehicle, he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old woman from Howard City.

Investigation revealed she was driving southbound on U.S. 131 when she lost control of her vehicle, striking the victim and the rear of his vehicle.

The victim was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids suffering head trauma and significant injury to his lower body, requiring immediate trauma care. The 17-year-old driver was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Weather is believed to be a cause of the crash, according to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post. The crash is still under investigation.

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