Sheridan woman in critical condition after Friday ATV-motorcycle collision


By Daily News • Last Updated 10:15 am on Monday, July 22, 2013

Sheridan woman is in critical condition after the ATV she was driving rolled several times after colliding with a motorcycle Sunday evening. — Courtesy photo

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP— A Sheridan woman is in critical condition after the ATV she was driving rolled several times after colliding with a motorcycle Sunday evening.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a personal injury crash at 5:42 p.m. Friday on W. Holland Lake Road near S. Monroe Road involving a four-wheel ATV and a motorcycle.

The ATV, driven by Elizabeth Hopkins, 20, collided with an enduro style motorcycle as the driver, Thomas Cousinaw Jr., 29, also of Sheridan, was slowing down to turn off the roadway and onto a trail.

Hopkins rear-ended Cousinaw’s motorcycle, losing control.

The ATV rolled several times ejecting Hopkins and her four-year-old passenger.

Hopkins suffered a severe head injury and was transported from the scene by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.

She was taken to Spectrum United Memorial Hospital in Greenville and then transferred to Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids via AeroMed.

She is currently listed in critical condition. The four-year-old was transported to Spectrum United Memorial Hospital by family members and was later released after being treated for minor injuries.

Cousinaw declined medical attention at the scene.

None of the three persons involved were wearing helmets at the time of the crash and alcohol was not a factor.

Both Hopkins and Cousinaw are workers involved with the Knuckle Busters Enduro Race which was held in the area on Sunday.

They were said to be out making final checks on the course when the crash occurred.

The investigation is ongoing.

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