HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM)-- Holland public safety officers are asking drivers to be vigilant about pedestrians, after two accidents in the city within hours.
The first crash happened at 7:15 a.m. Friday at 16th Street and VanRaalte Avenue. Officers say a 14-year-old girl was using the crosswalk on VanRaalte Avenue when a driver turning left onto the road hit her. The girl, who is a Holland High School student, was treated for minor injuries.
The driver, a 58-year-old Holland woman, said she did not see the girl because she was wearing dark clothing; however police say the girl had the right of way. The driver was ticketed for the accident.
The accident happened approximately 15 minutes before a school crossing guard was scheduled to begin working at the intersection. Police and school officials are trying to determine if crossing guard schedule changes need to be made in the future.
About two hours after that crash, a 53-year-old Douglas woman was on 8th Street trying to cross Waverly Avenue using the crosswalk when a vehicle turning onto the road hit her. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital with multiple injuries. Her condition is not known.
The driver, a 55-year-old Saugatuck woman, was ticketed for the accident.