Police in Holland are investigating two traffic crashes involving pedestrians within less than three hours of each other. Police say in both incidents the driver of the car was cited for failing to yield right of way to a pedestrian.
The first crash occurred shortly after 7 am when a 14 year old Holland girl was walking westbound on 16th was attempting to cross VanRaalte Ave within the crosswalk when she was struck by a car driven by a 58 yr old Holland women making a left hand turn onto NB VanRaalte The driver of the vehicle was cited for Failing to Yield Right of Way to a pedestrian. The victim was treated for minor injuries.
The second crash occurred just before 9:30 am when a 53 year old Douglas women was walking west on 8th street attempted to cross Waverly Ave. She was struck by a car driven by a 55 year old Saugatuck women turning onto NB Waverly Road. The victim was transported to Holland Community Hospital. The at fault driver was cited for Failing to Yield Right of Way to a pedestrian.
Police want to take this opportunity to caution drivers to be aware of pedestrians crossing intersections especially when turning. Drivers are reminded to check blind spots and take extra caution around school zones.