Man, 73, injured while trying to do donut at dunes.

August 3, 2017

Man, 73, injured while trying to do donut at dunes.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A 73-year-old Ottawa Lake, Michigan man was transported by Oceana County EMS to an area hospital Wednesday, Aug. 2, following a rollover crash at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The crash, which occurred at 12:45 p.m., was followed by two other rollover crashes at the dunes at 1:40 p.m. and 1:54 p.m.

In the first crash, the 73-year-old man “was trying to do a donut with his UTV,” the accident report states. The man lost control of his 2014 Polaris Ranger, which rolled onto its side. He was not wearing a seat belt, the report states.

The second rollover crash at 1:40 p.m. did not cause any injuries, according to the report. A 46-year-old Chicago man was driving a 2017 Jeep Wrangler with two female passengers. He was “traveling over Mount Baldy at a high rate of speed. Upon cresting the hill, his vehicle was airborne. His vehicle landed on the front wheels and rolled over.”

Oceana County EMS responded to the scene, but no one was injured, according to the report. The three people involved were all wearing their seat belts.

The third crash at 1:54 p.m. resulted in injuries for a 25-year-old Canton, Ohio woman who was a passenger in a 2016 Polaris RZR driven by a 26-year-old Malvern, Ohio man, according to the report.

The driver was traveling south going up Test Hill. After cresting the hill, he lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle rolled over.

Oceana County EMS responded to the crash, but the report did not indicate whether the injured woman was hospitalized. The driver and the passenger were both wearing seat belts.

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