Private snowplow truck hits pedestrian

CUTLERVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) – A snowplow truck, driven by a private contractor, hit a pedestrian who was walking in a Kent County road.

The victim, in his 20s, was talking and responding to rescue personnel when he was transported to a hospital. His condition is stable.

He was walking south on Division Avenue, south of 68th Street, in Cutlerville when the accident occurred around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

A black-colored snowplow truck (in the background) hit a pedestrian who was walking on Division Avenue, south of 68th Street, in Cutlerville. (Feb. 18, 2014)

A black-colored snowplow truck (in the background) hit a pedestrian who was walking on Division Avenue, south of 68th Street, in Cutlerville. (Feb. 18, 2014)

Cutlerville Fire Capt. Carl Gunderson told 24 Hour News 8 that investigators think the blade of the truck hit the victim, and pushed him up against a snowbank, and then the victim rolled under the truck.

The victim was en route to work and about two miles from his destination. He was wearing dark-colored clothes, and walking in the street instead of the snow-covered sidewalk.

The snowplow driver was on its way home from work at the time.

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