Vehicle crashes into Grand Haven business, one reported injured

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- One person was injured Wednesday morning when a car crashed into a Grand Haven business.

Public Safety officers say the crash happened just before 10:00 a.m. at Jeske Pool Services on Ferry Street.

Officers say that a 39-year-old Ferrysburg woman said she pressed the accelerator of the vehicle instead of the brake. She said that she is a new driver.  She was given a ticket for the crash.

A 59-year-old woman from Whitehall working at the shop was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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2 comments

  • jes

    Always the same thing stated to the Police. I got confused on what pedal does what and how.
    Great thing they hardly sell vehicles with 3 pedals anymore, it would be just 1 more excuse for Stupidty……….

  • Trevor Frith

    Another right foot pedal error, part of the right foot braking epidemic. But let’s make sure we blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old. Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training in Lansing or NHTSA who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic car with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 Scientific Justification and that right foot braking is too complicated and difficult to mentally maintain with age, inefficient (poor reaction time) and dangerous (subject to right foot pedal error) compared to the simpler and safer (But girly!) left foot braking method. See DOT HS 811 597 and 812 058. NHTSA refuses to use the term “right foot pedal errors” but instead calls it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the drivers for not being experts. Score to date, 30,000-150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price male drivers, both in and out of government, are prepared to pay to maintain their systemic belief in a braking method based on the scientific foundation of, “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about which braking method is safer but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods and continue to produce misinformation about other proposed braking methods. Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?