Greenville woman sent to hospital with minor injuries in two-car accident Monday

By Cory Smith • Last Updated 11:24 am on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Emergency responders attend to an injured woman at the scene of an accident at Washington and Baldwin Streets Monday evening. — Daily News/Cory Smith

GREENVILLE — A 45-year old Greenville woman was injured when the vehicle she was riding in drove into oncoming traffic, resulting in an accident Monday evening.

A gray Oldsmobile 88 driven by a 28-year-old Greenville man and carrying three passengers was traveling northbound on Baldwin Street in Greenville at approximately 5:37 p.m. when it came to a stop at the intersection at Washington and Baldwin streets.

According to Greenville Department of Public Safety Director Mike Pousak, the driver then began traveling northbound across Washington, failing to yield properly to oncoming traffic.

As he crossed the road, the driver struck a silver Chevy Malibu driven by 30-year-old Belding woman who was traveling westbound on Washington Street.

The accident resulted in an injury to one of the rear passengers of the Oldsmobile, who was transported to Spectrum Health United Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Passengers from one of the vehicles involved in an accident at the intersection of Baldwin and Washington streets hug outside their vehicle Monday evening after one woman was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Pousak said other passengers complained of minor injuries, but chose not to seek treatment.

A ticket was issued to the driver of the Oldsmobile for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

“According to witnesses and officers on scene, the driver could not see because the sun was in his eyes,” Pousak said. “But he was the driver at fault and failed to yield properly when crossing the intersection.”

Pousak said road conditions were fine and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The driver of the Chevy Malibu and front passengers of the Oldsmobile were wearing seatbelts, however, the rear passengers of the Oldsmobile were not wearing seatbelts.

Pousak said names of the individuals involved in the accident are not being released at this time.

Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services assisted on scene.

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