SUV smashes into Ottawa County business sign; 1 injured

Lake Michigan Drive crash
A Nov. 21, 2016 photo of the crash on Lake Michigan Drive near 14th Avenue near Tallmadge Township. (Ottawa County Sheriff's Office)


TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Grand Rapids woman to crash into a large business sign in Ottawa County.

It happened shortly after 8 a.m. Monday on Lake Michigan Drive, west of 14th Avenue in Tallmadge Township, just east of Allendale.

Lake Michigan Drive crash
A Nov. 21, 2016 photo of the crash on Lake Michigan Drive near 14th Avenue near Tallmadge Township. (Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office)

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says 45-year-old Laura Schurman was heading east on Lake Michigan Drive when she lost control of her SUV, veering off the road and into the parking lot of Woodland Equipment, where her vehicle hit a steel post and sign.

Firefighters had to free Schurman from the wreckage. She was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.