Car crashes into front-end loader, two victims flown to hospital
MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — Two people were flown to the hospital after their car crashed into the back of a front-end loader in Holton Township on Thursday night.
The crash happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Maple Island Road just south of 60th Street. According to Michigan State Police, a car and the construction equipment were both southbound on Maple Island, when the car rear-ended the loader. That car ended up sliding underneath the loader, pinning the driver and passenger inside.
When crews arrived, they were able to get the victims out. Due to the severity of their injuries, two Aero Med helicopters flew the victims to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The driver of the front-end loader was not injured.
It is not clear if alcohol played a role in the crash, but police believe that lighting conditions and the slow speed of the front-end loader likely had roles in this accident.