Sheridan teen seriously injured in weekend car crash


By Cory Smith • Last Updated 9:31 am on Monday, May 13, 2013

FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Sheridan teenager was seriously injured and flown to a Grand Rapids hospital Sunday after the car transporting the teen struck a tree.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car injury crash Sunday at approximately 3:57 p.m. near the intersection of West Nelson and Brown roads.

An investigation revealed that a 16-year-old Greenville youth traveling westbound on Nelson Road in a 2003 Dodge Neon lost control and struck a tree.

The 16-year-old passenger of Sheridan, riding in the front passenger seat, was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids via AeroMed with serious injuries.

The teen was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, and a 15-year-old Sheridan youth, who was not wearing a seatbelt, were treated at Sheridan Community Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver was cited for driving too fast and received a graduated driver’s license violation.

Airbags were deployed during the crash.

The names of the teens are not being released at this time.

Montcalm County Emergency Services treated the injured parties.

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