Three kids in serious condition after accident

Posted at 2:01 AM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-20 02:01:54-04

SPRING LAKE TWP., Mich.– A driver has been arrested after crashing his car with 3 kids in the back seat.

The accident happened on the 17800 block of North Shore Estates Road just after 3 PM on Saturday.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, a 36-year-old man was driving at a high rate of speed going around a curve. The driver then lost control of the car, clipping a wooden pole, going airborne . The driver then hit a retaining wall and crossed the road before coming to a stop on a sand dune. The car then caught on fire.

Deputies say that when they arrived at the scene, the man and three kids were all out of the car. One child was air lifted to a local hospital, while the other two were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Their ages are four, eight, and ten. They were all in serious condition.

The driver was also taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He was then arrested and is now in the Ottawa County Jail. Deputies say alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver’s name will not be released until he’s arraigned.