Jenison Man Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on Chicago Drive in Zeeland Charter Township, MI
Zeeland Township, MI — October 10, 2023, a Jenison man was injured following a semi-truck accident at around 3:30 p.m. along Chicago Drive.
Authorities told news outlets that the crash happened in the area of the Chicago Drive and 80th Street intersection on the eastern edge of Zeeland city.
According to current statements, a 21-year-okld Jenison man was in a Pontiac traveling along the eastbound lanes of Chicago Drive, a divided roadway. Up ahead, it appears a semi-truck was making what local outlets refer to as a "Michigan Left" turn. Looking at information provided by Michigan.gov, this appears to involve roads where instead of turning left directly onto a street, drivers are directed to a crossover where they make a u-turn back to their intended destination. While making such a turn, it appears the truck entered the path of the Pontiac, resulting in a collision.
Due to the collision, the Pontiac driver had injuries which reportedly left him in critical condition. There do not appear to be any other confirmed injuries. Right now, there's no indication of pending charges or citations. Investigations are ongoing.