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Two bicyclists struck by motorist; one dies, one seriously injured

One bicyclist died and the second suffered serious injuries after both were struck by a Caledonia motorist Saturday according to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. The bicyclist who died has been identified as Clarence Doornbos,76, of Caledonia. The second bicyclist, Claire Elgersma, 69, of Kentwood, sustained serious injuries.

 

A 2007 Jeep station wagon driven by Gerard Geerligs, 83, of Caledonia was southbound on Hanna Lake Avenue SE south of 92nd Street in Gaines Township when his vehicle struck the bicyclists who were also traveling southbound on Hanna Lake. Authorities say Geerligs was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

 

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