Five hurt in 4-car crash in Georgetown Township

Associated Press • May 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

An 18-year-old Hudsonville resident ran a stop light late Monday morning and collided with another vehicle, injuring five of the occupants.

Three passengers in the first vehicle, which was pulling a trailer with a Sea Doo on it, were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital by Life EMS. They were in stable condition, according to Sgt. Jeff Steigenga of  the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sea Doo came off the trailer, went airborne and landed in the roadway.

The two occupants of the second vehicle were pinned inside and had to be extricated by Georgetown Township Fire Rescue. Life EMS transported them to Metro Hospital. They were also listed in stable condition.

Steigenga said the crash occurred when the first vehicle, pulling the trailer, was northbound on 48th Avenue, ran a red light and collided with a vehicle that was westbound on Port Sheldon Street with a green light. Both vehicles then ran into two other vehicles. The occupants of those two vehicles were not injured.

Onekama man dies following vehicle accident Friday in Manistee

MANISTEE — A 71-year-old Onekama man has died following a single vehicle crash in the 200 block of Arthur Street in Manistee.

Responders from the Manistee police and fire departments responded to the scene of the crash at approximately 4:49 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from Manistee Director of Public Safety Timothy Kozal.

Upon arrival, officers found the Onekama man unresponsive, with CPR already in progress.

Paramedics continued to attempt lifesaving efforts while the man — who was the lone occupant of the vehicle — was transported to Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

An accident reconstructionist from the Michigan State Police started an investigation of the incident, according to Kozal, who said the initial results indicate that the Onekama man’s vehicle was was traveling northbound on Arthur Street and left the roadway to the east at La Riviera Restaurant, striking several bollards and the building itself before coming to a stop at the east end of the parking lot.

The accident is still under investigation.

Kozal said an autopsy will be conducted.

The Manistee County Sheriff’s and the Manistee Township Fire Department assisted.

Possible lightning strike sparks residential fire in Pentwater Twp.

PENTWATER TWP. — The Pentwater Fire Department responded to a report of a residential home struck by lightning at 5778 W. Longbridge Road in Pentwater Township. The call came in at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Pentwater Fire Department.

The caller, who was the owner of the residence, believed lightning struck an old antenna on the roof. There was some light smoke from the strike.

The Hart Area Fire Department was called to assist because the residence was across the lake from the Village of Pentwater, and a stretch of Longbridge Road is closed due to high water levels, which impeded their ability to respond quickly.

Hart firefighters arrived first and immediately initiated fire suppression operations when it was discovered that there was a working fire in the roof areas of the building.

Pentwater Fire Chief Paul Smith said the majority of the fire damage occurred in a large garage space at the residence.

Walkerville Area Fire & Rescue, the Shelby-Benona Fire Department, the Riverton Fire Department, Life EMS and Mason-Oceana 911 also assisted.

Frederik Meijer Gardens opens new rooftop attraction

GRAND RAPIDS — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has opened a new attraction — on the roof.

The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden is located atop the recently completed 22,000-square-foot (2,045-square-meter) Covenant Learning Center.

The rooftop garden is part of the $115 million "Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love" expansion project . It's designed to enhance the mission of the Grand Rapids-area attraction of promoting an appreciation for gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.

The rooftop garden offers a habitat for birds, butterflies and insects. It has four long-term loans from the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington.


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