Saturday, September 6, 2014

TOYOTA LEXUS pushes parked car into house

Grand Haven man hurt when car hits house

(UPDATE: 10:39 p.m. Friday) A Grand Haven man was injured Friday night when he drove through a stop sign and his car slammed into a parked car, pushing it into a house.

Becky Vargo

Grand Haven

Sep 5, 2014

Tribune photo/Becky Vargo

Tribune photo/Becky Vargo: Homeowner Randy Dickerson looks at the damage a car did to his parked car and house.

Police said the 42-year-old man was driving an older model Lexus north on 178th Avenue shortly before 10 p.m. when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Robbins Road. His car continued across Robbins Road and barely missed hitting a utility pole before it smashed into a parked car in the driveway of 403 Robbins Road.

The impact pushed the parked Subaru Outback into the house, cracking the home's foundation.

The homeowner, Randy Dickerson, said he was in his front room watching TV at the time, and he heard a loud noise that shook the home. He was not hurt.

The driver of the Lexus was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Witnesses said he walked away on his own from his smashed car, and police said he was alert and conscious.

Police said it is unknown at this time whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.