JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist was critically injured Sunday morning in crash south of Hudsonville.
The crash happened around 9:05 a.m. at the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Riley Street in Jamestown Township, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say the driver of a minivan was headed west on Riley, stopped at the stop sign at 32nd and then proceeded into the intersection without seeing a northbound motorcycle.
The motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the minivan. The motorcyclist, 72-year-old Robert Townsend, was hospitalized with critical injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the minivan was a 16-year-old who has a level 1 learner’s permit. His mother was the front-seat passenger and six of his family members were also in the minivan.
There were no reports of anyone in the minivan being hurt.
The crash remains under investigation.