Teen hospitalized after being hit by SUV in Kent Co.

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A teenager was hospitalized with serious injuries Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle while walking across a road in Kent County.

It happened around 12:28 p.m. at the intersection of Byron Center Avenue and 72nd Street in Byron Township.

Authorities said the 16-year-old boy was walking across Byron Center Avenue when he was hit by the SUV. He was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Alcohol isn’t a factor in the crash.

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  • djmichaelangelo

    How many times does your mother have to remind you: LOOK BOTH WAYS before crossing the street! He was probably texting, wearing headphones, or otherwise distracted (the ADHD generation aren’t particularly known for their focus or attention spans, don’tcha know) :\

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