HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Holland police are investigating two separate accidents where people were hit by cars while walking in crosswalks Friday morning.
The first accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. in the intersection of VanRaalte Avenue and 16th Street.
According to police, a 14-year-old Holland High School student was crossing VanRaalte when she was hit by the car of a 58-year-old Holland woman.
The accident happened about 15 minutes before the crossing guard stationed at the intersection was scheduled to work.
The teen was taken to the hospital to be checked out. She had minor injuries and was released.
The driver was cited for failure to yield and not allowing the right of way to the pedestrian.
School officials and police are looking into the accident to determine whether or not a crossing guard should be scheduled to work earlier in the morning.
The second accident happened about two hours later and less than three miles away in the intersection of S. Waverly Road and E. 8th Street.
A 53-year-old Douglas woman was hit by the car of a 55-year-old Saugatuck woman as the Saugatuck woman turned onto S. Waverly Road, police said.
The victim was taken to Holland Hospital with multiple injuries. Her condition is unknown.
The driver received the same citations as the driver in the earlier accident.
Vehicles occupied by a sheriff's deputy and a Michigan State Police motor carrier officer were hit.
A fire damaged three garages and some homes in a Grand Haven neighborhood early Thursday morning.
The suspects stole cash and fled the scene.