Accident closed I-96 EB, now opened

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver who sped up to beat an upcoming lane closure caused a crash which closed down eastbound I-96  Saturday.

The accident happened around 6 p.m. when a woman driving a Saturn noticed construction signs indicating the right lane would be closed soon, sped up to beat traffic, then slammed on the brakes and lost control of her car.

The driver of the Saturn slammed into the back of a Jeep with a female driver and male passenger.

The male passenger had to be extracted from the car and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The female driver of the Jeep was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s