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MSP: Motorcyclist critically injured after being hit by police cruiser in Kent County

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Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 04:36:56-04

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Stanton man was seriously injured after being rear-ended by a Grand Rapids police officer's cruiser, according to Michigan State Police.

It happened just before 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of 14 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Courtland Township.

State police say the 56-year-old man was about to turn left from 14 Mile Road to Shaner Avenue when he was struck from behind by an on-duty Grand Rapids police cruiser.

The motorcyclist was taken to a nearby hospital with series injuries, but police say they don't believe them to be life threatening.

MSP says the Grand Rapids police officer was not injured in the crash and that alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors.