Pedestrian seriously injured in chain-reaction crash in GR

Emergency crews on scene of a crash at 28th Street and Eastern Avenue in Grand Rapids. (Feb. 23, 2017)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A pedestrian was seriously injured in a chain-reaction crash that shut down a busy Grand Rapids intersection for two hours.

The crash involving two trucks and a car closed both directions of 28th Street at Eastern Avenue just before 5:15 a.m. Thursday.

Police on scene say a box truck initially knocked a pedestrian into the road. The driver of a car stopped abruptly and was then rear-ended by a semi-truck which pushed the car into the pedestrian who was laying in the road.

The pedestrian suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

None of the drivers have been cited at this time. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

The intersection reopened around 7:15 a.m.

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