3 cars, pedestrian in crash after medical emergency

Ottawa County
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people were hospitalized after a crash near Chinook Pier Saturday that also brought down a power pole.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. along Jackson Street/N. Harbor Drive at N. 1st Street.

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says a 48-year-old from Caledonia suffered some sort of a medical emergency while driving west on Jackson. His car rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old Ludington man, then rear-ended a second car driven by a 61-year-old Grand Haven woman.

The Grand Haven woman’s car was shoved off the road and hit a pedestrian, a 70-year-old West Olive woman, on the sidewalk.

The Caledonia man’s car then hit a power pole, snapping it, an eventually came to a stop on the other side of the road. When the power pole broke in two, live electrical lines came down, so emergency responders had to rope off the area.

The pedestrian and Grand Haven woman were hospitalized. The pedestrian sustained a cut to the head and possible hip injury, while the Grand Haven woman had a broken arm. The Ludington man said his back hurt, but declined medical treatment at the scene.

The Caledonia man refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

Grand Haven DPS said it was referring him to the Secretary of State’s office for a driver’s license evaluation.

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