MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — A man suffered serious arm and chest injuries after an accident in Montcalm Township around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
A 51-year-old man was driving west on Wise Road in a Nissan Sentra when he pulled over onto the shoulder. He attempted to do a U-turn, but turned in front of a Honda Passport heading westbound.
The Honda hit the driver’s door of the Sentra, causing significant damage to the driver’s side.
“The driver of the Sentra is at fault,” said Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Butts. “I don’t know why he was parked on the shoulder of the road. We’re still trying to figure that out.”
The 51-year-old was complaining of trouble breathing at the scene due to arm and chest injuries. Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services transported him to Spectrum Health United Hospital for treatment.
The man’s two children riding in the Sentra were not injured. An 18-year-old woman driving the Honda and her 14-year-old brother, who was riding in the passenger seat, were treated and released at the scene.
The Montcalm Township Fire Department and Greenville Department of Public Safety responded to cut the Sentra driver from his car, but rescue workers were able to free him without hydraulic rescue tools.
The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.