GRPD: Alcohol, speed a factor in crash into building

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Police say speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that injured a driver on Grand Rapids' northwest side.

Grand Rapids police say it happened around 4 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Garfield Avenue NW and Bridge Street NW.

Investigators say the driver was going too fast and crashed into a building at 1226 Bridge St. NW.

The impact caused the car to land on its roof and the driver was thrown from their car. Police also say alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Police say the driver was conscious at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

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4 comments

  • lml25

    “Survive”—that’s the operative word which media uses nowadays.
    “The woman was shot in the head three times,but is expected to survive.”That’s not saying much,but the media considers “survival” as a some kind of positive.The correct phrasing in shootings and traffic accidents would be,”The victim was thrown from their car and will have months,if not years of painful rehabilitation from their stupid decision to drive in this manner–along with a vastly reduced enjoyment of life due to a lack of motor skills and bodily functions.”
    Sometimes just “surviving” isn’t so good,media.

  • lml25

    “Survive”—that’s the operative word which media uses nowadays.
    “The woman was shot in the head three times,but is expected to survive.”That’s not saying much,but the media considers “survival” as a some kind of positive.The correct phrasing in shootings and traffic accidents would be,”The victim was thrown from their car and will have months,if not years of painful rehabilitation from their stupid decision to drive in this manner–along with a vastly reduced enjoyment of life due to a lack of motor skills and bodily functions.”
    Sometimes just “surviving” isn’t a positive,media.

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