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Holland police investigating two crashes involving pedestrians
HOLLAND, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) Police in Holland are investigating two crashes involving pedestrians that happened Friday morning.
The first happened at 7:15 in the intersection of 16th and VanRaalte Ave. A 14-year-old Holland girl was attempting to cross VanRaalte when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old Holland woman that was making a turn.
The driver said she didn't see the teen because she was wearing dark clothing. The driver was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.
The victim is a Holland High School student and there was no crossing guard at the intersection. The crossing guard's shift begins at 7:30. Police and school officials are considering whether to change the time that the crossing guard begins work.
The teen received minor injuries.
The second crash happened at the intersection of 8th Street and Waverly around 9:25.
Police say that a 53-year-old woman from Douglas was walking on 8th Street and attempted to cross Waverly. She was hit by a 55-year-old Saugatuck woman who was turning.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her condition is not known at this time.
The driver was cited for failing to yield the 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.