Pierson teen injured after quad strikes car


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 10:37 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This quad struck the driver’s side of a southbound car after the quad failed to yield the right-of-way. — Courtesy photo

 

HOWARD CITY — A teenager riding an off-road vehicle was injured after his quad runner collided with a car.

According to the Howard City Police Department, a 16-year-old from Pierson on a quad runner was stopped at a westbound stop sign at Lake Montcalm Road when the quad proceeded across the intersection at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday.

The quad struck the driver’s side of a southbound car on Amy School Road after the quad failed to yield the right-of-way.

The driver of the car, a 41-year-old from Pierson, was not injured.

The teenager, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the quad and suffered minor injuries.

The teenager on the quad was issued a citation for the crash.

Michigan law states that an operator of an off-road vehicle on a roadway is typically considered negligent in crashes with other lawful motor vehicles.

The driver of this car, a 41-year-old from Pierson, was not injured after a quad struck the vehicle. — Courtesy photo

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