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Driver seriously hurt after rock crashes into windshield

Posted at 10:42 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 16:47:32-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Emergency crews are responding to a crash where a vehicle reportedly struck a building on the city’s northwest side.

Photo from Walker Police

It happened in front of 2280 Turner Street NW in Grand Rapids.  Kent County Dispatch confirms a vehicle took out a power pole before it struck a building.

Walker Police say that the driver, a 48-year-old man from Grand Rapids, was hit by a rock that crashed through his windshield.  The rock hit him in the head.  He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Investigators found the rock inside his vehicle.  It weighs about 11 pounds and was about 8 inches by 7 inches in size.  They believe the rock fell off a white semi truck pulling a black dump trailer that was heading south on Turner Avenue.

Walker Police are looking for this type of a white dump truck

Anyone with information should contact Walker Police at 791-6887.