ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is in the hospital Friday after he was rear-ended on US-31 in Robinson Township.
Around 5:35 a.m., deputies with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the intersection of US-31 and Buchanan Street for a crash.
Responding deputies learned that a 2001 Acura, driven by a 37-year-old Spring Lake man, had pulled out of the median crossing lane to head south on US-31 when the vehicle was rear-ended by a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. The Acura then spun out into a ditch.
The Malibu was driven by 63-year-old Muskegon Heights man who told deputies he was going “70-75 mph.” The speed limit is 55 mph on US-31 in the area, according to Google Maps.
The Spring Lake man was taken to the hospital. The sheriff’s office said his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, deputies said.
The southbound lanes of US-31 were closed for about an hour but have since reopened.
The crash remains under investigation.