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Driver hurt after swerving to miss deer & causing head-on crash in Ottawa County

Ottawa County sheriff 05012021
Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 10:36:03-05

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A man was sent to the hospital due to a head-on crash in Chester Township on Sunday morning.

At 6:40 a.m. Sunday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries and a man pinned inside a vehicle on 24th Avenue north of Truman.

The investigation revealed that a 26-year-old Fremont man was driving a 2008 Chevrolet HHR southbound on 24th Avenue when he swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. The SUV then crossed the center line and collided head-on with a northbound 2009 Chevrolet Silverado.

The HHR driver was pinned inside his vehicle momentarily but was able to get out on his own prior to first responders arriving.

The HHR driver was transported to the hospital by Rockford Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Both Silverado occupants complained of minor pain but declined treatment.

Deputies said the HHR driver was driving with a suspended license. He also was cited for driving left of center.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Chester Township Fire/Rescue and Rockford Ambulance.