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Police SUV damaged when pickup truck turns in front of officer

Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 14, 2017

IONIA, Mich. — An Ionia Department of Public Safety SUV suffered extensive damage when a pickup truck turned in front of the approaching officer late Monday night, police say.

Courtesy: Ionia Dept. of Public Safety

The crash happened at approximately 9:40 p.m. on West Main Street west of Dexter Street in Ionia.

A pickup truck attempted to turn into a gas station parking lot but failed to yield the right of way to the approaching police officer, police said. The resulting collision left both vehicles badly damaged.

Courtesy: Ionia Dept. of Public Safety

A passenger in the pickup truck was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Neither the officer nor the pickup driver were injured.