Bicyclist hospitalized after being hit by snow plow truck

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A bicyclist is in the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck with a snow plow attachment.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX 17 that it happened near 144th Ave near Butternut Dr in Holland Township around 5:50 p.m. on Saturday.

A 46 year old Holland resident was northbound in his 1996 Chevy pick up truck when he hit and dragged a 25 year old Holland resident for several hundred yards.

The driver says he did not see and didn’t even noticed he hit the bicyclist. He was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Sheriff’s Office before being taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the pick up truck is cooperating. Sheriffs do not believe alcohol and drugs played a factor.

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  • Mac Woods

    “Drug”? Thanks for the report Huckleberry. What is the business address of Fox 17? I want to send a dictionary. Clearly,(from this report and dozens of others) there isn’t one anywhere on Fox property.

    • Bob Jakubowski

      Newsflash, it’s legal to ride a bike in the road at night 365 days a year and illegal to hit someone on a bicycle 365 days a year. Don’t hit a bicyclist in the road. Pay attention to where you are going if you have a plow on the front of your truck.

    • Budd Wright

      Clearly not an ideal situation for the bicycler to be out in those conditions, but that still doesn’t somehow make it right or invite wreckless driving by the plow driver — how exactly do you hit a bike and rider and not know about it for hundreds of yards?

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