BLOOMINGDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Two teenagers were injured, one seriously after being ejected, during a rollover crash in Van Buren County Thursday afternoon.
Police and emergency personnel responded around 2:50 p.m. to the wreck in the 34000 block of 24th Avenue in Bloomingdale Township.
Shawn Steinman, 17, from Gobles was driving east at a high speed when he lost control of his Audi, which went off the road and hit a tree and rolled over, witnesses told police. He was not wearing a seat belt and ejected from the car, according to a news release.
When authorities arrived they saw Steinman hurt and on the ground. He was transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo and listed in serious condition.
The passenger, 17-year-old Jamie Summerville from Gobles, was wearing his seat belt and suffered injuries to his face and body. He was able to free himself from the car, and taken to a hospital by his family.
Both teenagers are students at Gobles High School. Summerville told police he and Steinman had just finished class at the Van Buren County Vo-Tech Center in Lawrence, and were on their way back home when the crash happened.
Police contacted Gobles school officials who will have extra support staff at the school Friday to help students cope with this incident.