Child riding bike OK after accidentally struck by father driving car


By Darrin Clark • Last Updated 10:24 am on Monday, April 30, 2012

EVERGREEN TOWNSHIP — An eight-year-old boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike Friday.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a car-bicycle accident at 6:23 p.m. on South Town Hall Road north of Sidney Road.

40-year-old Glen Stump was driving a 1986 Chevy Blazer and had just left a residence when he noticed his son riding a bicycle on the roadway.

With intentions of making contact with his son to instruct him to stay off the road, Stump put his vehicle in reverse and began backing up at a high rate of speed, unaware another son, eight-year-old Ethan Stump, had just entered the roadway on another bicycle.

Stump struck Ethan, who was ejected from his bicycle and temporarily knocked unconscious.

Ethan was transported to Sheridan Community Hospital by Stump.

Ethan was later transferred to DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, where he received further treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

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