5 injured in Allendale Twp. crash; 1 airlifted to hospital

Ottawa County

The scene of a crash on 68th Avenue near Lincoln Street in Allendale Township on Aug. 5, 2019.

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Five people were taken to the hospital — including one man via Aero Med helicopter — following a two-vehicle crash in Allendale Township on Monday morning.

The crash happened just before 10:20 a.m. on 68th Avenue near Lincoln Street, several miles north of Lake Michigan Drive.

Authorities from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said a woman from Coopersville, who was headed south on 68th Avenue, lost control of her vehicle as she approached slowing traffic.

The woman’s vehicle hit a northbound vehicle, which went into a ditch, according to the sheriff’s office. The driver, a man from Grand Rapids, was unresponsive and pinned into the vehicle. He was airlifted to the hospital.

Three other people in the northbound vehicle, including a 64-year-old woman from Grand Rapids and two girls, ages 12 and 8, both of Grand Haven, were taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the southbound vehicle was also taken to the hospital.

68th Avenue was closed for several hours while the crash scene was under investigation. It has since reopened.

Sheriff’s authorities have not yet released the names of those involved in the crash.

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