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Ionia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a car versus motorcycle personal injury accident near the intersection of Lapo Road and West Eaton Highway in Odessa Township on Friday about 3 p.m., according to a sheriff’s news release.

 

Deputies determined a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by a 24-year-old woman from Lake Odessa, was stopped facing southbound on Lapo Road waiting to turn onto West Eaton Highway when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by a 21-year-old Lake Odessa man, the release said.

 

The motorcycle operator was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Officials said the occupants in the Traverse did not suffer any injuries.

 

Speed is not believed to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation. Authorities did not identify those involved in the crash. Deputies were assisted on scene by Michigan State Police, Lake Odessa and Woodland fire departments, Life EMS, Ionia County Central Dispatch, and Reed and Hoppes Towing.

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