Car hits man walking his dog; dog dies

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A dog is dead and its owner was taken to the hospital after both were struck by a car Monday morning.

It happened around 8:50 a.m. along Quincy Street near 140th Avenue in Holland Township.

James Stelter, 66, of Holland, and his dog were walking along the bike path when they were struck by a Chevy Aveo, driven by Michelle Trajo, 43, of Holland Township, according to a press release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Trejo told police she suddenly lost control of her vehicle and couldn’t control it.

Police said Stelter suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Holland Hospital for treatment. His dog died at the scene.

Trejo was not hurt and was cited for careless driving.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s