OTISCO TOWNSHIP — Three people were injured and one was transported via AeroMed to a hospital in Grand Rapids after an accident occurred around 3 p.m. today on Belding Road one mile west of M-91.
Emergency crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles, a red Dodge Durango and a blue Chevrolet Silverado, in the southern ditch of Belding Road.
“We have a two-car personal injury crash,” said Michigan State Police Trooper Keith Disselkoen of the Lakeview Post on scene. “Injuries at this point are serious and we had one gentleman who was airlifted, but I don’t know the extent of the injuries at this time.”
Disselkoen said there were three total passengers involved in the crash.
Shari Taylor, 66, who suffered minor bumps and bruises, said she was in the passenger seat of the Durango while her husband, Paul Taylor, 56, was sitting in the driver’s seat stopped in the eastbound lane waiting to turn into their driveway at 10586 Belding Road when their vehicle was rear-ended from behind.
Both vehicles then skidded into the southern ditch of the road.
“We were just waiting to turn into our home,” Shari Taylor said. “I think we were hit at full speed, but it happened very fast, it’s hard to tell exactly what happened. I’m just glad we are OK.”
Paul Taylor was transported via ambulance to an area hospital and Shari was awaiting a ride to the hospital to visit him.
Officials have not yet released the name of the man who was driving the Silverado and was airlifted from the scene. His condition is currently not known.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The Belding Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Ionia County Sheriff’s Department assisted on scene.