East Beltline closure was caused by chain reaction crash

One person hurt in sequence of crashes
Posted at 11:25 AM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 11:25:40-05

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The morning closure of the northbound lanes of the East Beltline was caused by a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles, says Michigan State Police.

One person suffered a broken leg in the serious of rear-end collisions.

The crash took place on northbound East Beltline just south of Leonard Street around 6: 30 a.m. Wednesday. A car driven by a 16-year-old girl ran into the back of a pickup, which was pushed into the back of an SUV, which was forced into another lane and hit another pickup.

The 16-year-old girl was the injured driver. She had to be extricated from her car before being taken to the hospital.

The crash was cleared and the Beltline reopened a little more than an hour after the crash took place.