2 Hurt In 3-Car Crash In Holland Township

Posted at 7:11 PM, May 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-02 19:11:56-04

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people were injured in a three-car accident in Ottawa County at midday Thursday.

At 12:10 p.m. Thursday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a crash with injuries on Douglas Avenue just west of Aniline Street in Holland Township.  The investigation showed that Matthew Wanrooy, 42, of Holland Township was driving a 2012 Ford Escape eastbound on Douglas and Kurt Williams, 56, of Holland was behind him in a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck.  Wanrooy slowed to turn into a driveway and when Williams also slowed his foot slipped and hit the accelerator, causing the vehicle to veer to the right and hit the rear of Wanrooy’s vehicle and pushing it into the rear of a 1998 Honda Accord driven by Leah Samuels, 19, of Zeeland.

Williams’ vehicle eventually rolled over during the collision.

Two people were hurt. Samuels was transported to Zeeland Community Hospital with minor injuries while a passenger in her vehicle — Renee Baron, 19, of Zeeland — was treated and released for minor injuries.

Williams, Wanrooy and another passenger in Samuels’ vehicle — Rachel Lawton, 19, of Zeeland — all were uninjured.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.