Man, 87, hit by car while cross GR street

Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids
The scene where a pedestrian was struck on Leonard Street NW in Grand Rapids on Jan. 22, 2018.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An 87-year-old man remained in critical condition Tuesday, the day after he was hit by a vehicle on a Grand Rapids street.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Leonard Street NW, near Hamilton Avenue.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said John Canepa, the former president and CEO of Old Kent Bank, of East Grand Rapids was crossing the road when he was hit by a westbound sedan.

As one of the founding members of Grand Action, Canepa, along with Dick DeVos and David Frey, was instrumental in the development of Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place, and other major projects that lead to the revitalization of downtown Grand Rapids.

The driver of the sedan wasn’t hurt.

GRPD is still investigating the crash.

Previously, Grand Rapids police gave 24 Hour News 8 the incorrect name of the victim. The story has since been corrected.