Teen skateboarder hit by car near Marne

TALMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A teen skateboarder sustained minor injures Saturday evening after being hit by a car, Ottawa County authorities say.

The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. on Hayes Street near 12th Avenue in Talmadge Township, southeast of the unincorporated community of Marne, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Andrew Kunzy-Patz, 16, of Grand Rapids was riding his skateboard eastbound on Hayes. He was riding in the road and wearing all black clothing.

A 63-year-old Marne woman who was driving her vehicle eastbound on Hayes didn’t see Kunzy-Patz until it was too late to avid hitting him from behind.

Kunzy-Patz sustained minor injuries and was taken tot Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The driver was not hurt.

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