HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – Two Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies were injured in a traffic crash involving a Sheriff patrol vehicle and another vehicle.
The crash happened at around 5:38 p.m. Saturday November 11th, 2017, at the intersection of 112th Avenue and E Lakewood Boulevard in Holland Township.
The two Sheriff deputies, Deputy Travis Schippers and Deputy Patrick Gedeon were in the cruiser and sustained injuries that were not life threatening, Holland Township Fire Dept was on scene and assisted with the extrication of Deputy Gedeon who was unable to get out of the vehicle due to the vehicle being heavily damaged on the passenger side, both deputies were transported, treated and released from a local hospital while the other vehicle’s driver and passengers were not injured. The deputies were on patrol at the time of the traffic crash.
Witnesses reported the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident by running a red light and hitting the cruiser while it was making a legal left turn.
The Holland Department of Public Safety is handling the investigating of the traffic crash upon the request of Sheriff Steve Kempker.