Teen injured in moped/truck collision.

September 10, 2021

Teen injured in moped/truck collision.

OTTO TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old New Era man was transported to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon by Life EMS following a moped vs. pickup truck crash on 116th Avenue north of East Wilke Road Wednesday, Sept. 8, around 12:25 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The teen was southbound on 116th Avenue on a 2016 Youngfu moped. A witness told the investigating sheriff’s deputy that the crash occurred when the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 70-year-old Rothbury man was trying to pass the moped as it was making a left turn into a driveway on 116th Avenue. The witness said the moped had its turning signal activated. 

The pickup truck driver told police that he had just passed the witness, who was also riding a moped, and attempted to pass the second moped, which was traveling at a speed of 30 mph. The pickup driver stated that when he was in the passing lane, the moped “made an abrupt angled turn in front of him,” the report states.

The front driver’s side of the truck collided with the rear left side of the moped, and the teen was thrown off of it. He stated he had back pain.

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