Skateboarder hit by minivan on Division underneath M-6

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A minivan struck a man riding a skateboard on South Division Avenue underneath M-6 on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Cutlerville Fire Department, the victim was an adult male in his mid-20s.

The Kent County Sheriff 911 Dispatch Center called the crash “serious.”

Three lanes of Division were closed down afterward while the Kent County Sheriff’s Department investigated the scene. Both northbound and southbound Division were affected.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, the investigation revealed that the man was riding a skateboard on the southbound sidewalk when he fell into the southbound lane of traffic and then was struck by a Chrysler minivan and dragged a short distance.

The man was pinned underneath the minivan and was freed by pedestrians and first responders.

The man was transported by AMR Ambulance to Metro Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver and occupants of the minivan were not injured.

Deputies said speed, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.

The driver of the minivan was not cited.

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