New Era man injured in US 31 rollover crash.

August 10, 2021

New Era man injured in US 31 rollover crash.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A 49-year-old New Era man was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon following a rollover crash on southbound US 31 near Hayes Road Monday, Aug. 9, shortly after 6 p.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

The man was driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan during heavy rainfall, states the report. “The vehicle lost control; ran off the roadway to the right; and overturned. The driver suffered multiple lacerations to his arm and had to be extricated from the vehicle.” Shelby-Benona Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate the man from the wreckage with its Jaws of Life equipment.

A 14-year-old Shelby girl was a passenger in the minivan and was not injured, according to the report.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts. Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash. The driver was cited for driving while license suspended.

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