Ottawa County

Man plows through Grand Haven properties after medical emergency

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Haven Department of Public Safety officers believe a man whose vehicle smashed through a garage, two fences and a shed suffered a medical problem.

The crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of South Griffin Street,east of S. Beacon Boulevard, in Grand Haven.

Authorities say a 64-year-old Grand Haven man arrived at the home on South Griffin Street to pick up a family member. While in the driveway, the man suffered a medical problem, causing him to rapidly accelerate.

His vehicle tore through the garage, the backyard, two fences and a neighbor's shed, finally coming to stop when it hit a tree in the 1200 block of Marion Avenue. 

Authorities freed the man from his vehicle and transported him to Hackley Hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

The accident remains under investigation.


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