Two plow trucks hit in two days.

February 1, 2019

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo of the Feb. 1 crash scene.

Two plow trucks hit in two days.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

NEWFIELD TOWNSHIP – For the second day in row, an Oceana County Road Commission plow truck was hit by a motorist.

The second snowplow crash occurred on M 20 east of Riverview Drive near Hesperia Friday, Feb. 1, shortly after 7:30 a.m., according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

A 30-year-old Hesperia woman driving a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan struck a 2010 Kenworth plow truck driven by a 31-year-old Hesperia man.

The plow truck was “conducting standard plowing operations on M 20 eastbound,” the report states, and the minivan was westbound. The minivan lost control; started spinning; and struck the plow truck.

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo of the Feb. 1 crash scene.

The woman, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont for minor injuries. She was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

The plow truck driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was unharmed.

The first crash occurred Thursday, Jan. 31, shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Filmore Road near 176th Avenue in Leavitt Township. A 27-year-old Scottville man was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Lakeshore Campus in Shelby after rear-ending a road commission snowplow truck with his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck

Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo of the Feb. 1 crash scene.
The plow truck was eastbound on East Filmore Road while “conducting standard plowing operations,” states a sheriff’s office accident report. The eastbound Silverado was unable to stop and hit the plow truck, which was “stopping on the road to continue plowing on North 176th Avenue.”

The pickup truck driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

The plow truck driver, who is a 47-year-old Hart man, was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

“Driving conditions were white out caused by vehicles,” the report states.

“We must always be cautious when winter driving, but especially when driving near a plow truck,” said Oceana County Craig Mast. “Often visibility will be an issue when following a plow, and patience is the safest bet. Staying a safe distance back is always your safest choice.”

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Oceana County Sheriff’s Office photo of the Feb. 1 crash scene.

 

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