Three buses crashed in the northbound lanes of I-196 near the Kalamazoo River -- the 9th accident in that area in recent weeks, a fire chief said.
Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene just before 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Responding crews found a woman pinned underneath the steering wheel of a church bus and rescued her, Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Greg Janik said.
She was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two children also were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
A school bus later arrived to take more children away from the scene, according to WZZM 13's David Corbat.
The highway was closed for about two hours.
The crash happened as a result of a curve in the highway and excessive speed, Janik said. He last week told WZZM that some drivers are not ready for a sudden change of speed in that area near construction involving bridge work at I-196 and Old Allegan Road.
"This is the most extreme example of highway accidents I have seen," Janik said earlier. On Tuesday, July 26, said there were six crashes in two weeks in that area.
A Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman told WZZM they are monitoring road conditions in that area.
Drivers are asked to slow down, pay attention to conditions and follow traffic signage.