UPDATE: Woman injured in rollover crash, passersby help firefighters


By Daily News • Last Updated 12:18 pm on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Passersby help prevent a vehicle from completely rolling over until firefighters arrived. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

GREENVILLE— One driver was transported to a hospital while another was cited for causing a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon.

A van containing a driver and three children was pulling out of the Taco Bell parking lot at about 12:35 p.m. to turn west when it clipped at Chevy Cobalt traveling eastbound on M-57.

Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak said the Cobalt veered into the westbound lane of M-57, hit the curb and rolled once as it left the roadway.

Passersby help prevent the vehicle from completely rolling over until firefighters arrived. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

Other drivers who saw and passed the accident stopped to help while waiting for authorities to arrive.

“They were supporting the Cobalt to prevent it from rolling back over,” said Pousak, noting the car landed on its side.

Officers had to cut the driver, a 42-year-old Greenville woman, out of the Cobalt. Pousak said the woman suffered facial injuries and was transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital by ambulance. The woman remains at the hospital for facial and rib injuries.

Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.

Pousak said the driver of the van, a 32-year-old Greenville resident, was cited for failing to yield.

Pousak said no one in the van was injured. The van contained a driver and three children ages 1, 4 and 10.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. Air bags deployed in both vehicles.

A Greenville firefighter works to extricate a trapped woman from her vehicle after it rolled over. - Daily News/Mike Taylor

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