POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A semi-truck driver was hospitalized after crashing into another truck that had jackknifed on I-96 near Coopersville.
It happened around 12:45 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of the highway east of 68th Avenue in Polkton Township.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a semi-truck jackknifed because the brakes locked. A second semi-truck could not avoid a crash and hit the jackknifed truck.
The sheriff’s office said the investigation was still underway, but initial indications were that the brakes locked due to a mechanical problem.
The driver of the second truck, a 57-year-old man from Ontario, Canada, was hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The driver of truck that jackknifed, a 34-year-old Otsego man, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Images from the scene show Aero Med responding to the scene.