Driver in reverse hits, injures two in Ottawa County

Posted at 4:28 AM, Jul 19, 2015

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two people were hospitalized Saturday evening following a traffic crash in Allendale Township.

Police say 21-year-old Bryce Cujper was driving a van traveling on Commerce Rd near 54th Avenue when the vehicle’s transmission went out.

Cujper began to drive the van in reverse in an attempt to take it to a nearby service shop.

That’s when the Ottawa County Sheriff says two pedestrians crossed the path of the vehicle, 57-year-old Matthew Baker and 44-year-old Linda York.

While meaning to hit the brake, the driver panicked and hit the gas— running over the two pedestrians.

Baker is in serious condition while York is in stable condition.

Cujper was cited for careless driving.