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Man injured after falling asleep behind the wheel near the lakeshore

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-15 09:31:59-05

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man is in the hospital after he had to be extricated from his car after it hit a tree.

The accident occurred around 3:40 a.m. Saturday on northbound US-31 near Pierce Street in Grand Haven.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies say that a 28-year-old Holland man was driving his Chevy Equinox on northbound US-31 when he fell asleep and drove into the median. His car then hit a tree on the driver’s side of the car.

Grand Haven Township Fire Rescue crews had to extricate the man from his car. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.