15-year-old boy airlifted following dune crash.

September 7, 2021

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15-year-old boy airlifted following dune crash.

GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — A 15-year-old Alto, Michigan boy was transported by Aermoed to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids following a two-vehicle crash at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Sunday, Sept. 5, around 1:30 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The teen sustained injuries to his lower body — legs, hips and pelvis — after being ejected from the 2000 Honda quad he was operating. The driver of the other vehicle involved — a 29-year-old Hastings, Michigan man — was not injured, nor was his passenger who is a 25-year-old Rosebush, Michigan woman. They were on a 2021 Can Am Maverick ATV, according to the report.

The Can Am driver was reportedly driving west down the drag strip and heading toward the north beach when the Honda driver came over a hill heading north.

The Honda struck the Can Am, and the teen was ejected from the Honda. He was wearing a helmet, which flew off upon impact.

Witnesses told police they saw the Can Am going down the drag strip at the Dune Buggy Junction Dune area from east to west, and the crash occurred at the end of the strip.

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