High speed crash crumples rental cars

The crash happened shortly before midnight, at the Avis lot on Division Ave, located at 5420 S Division Ave.A Police tell 24 Hour News 8 the vehicle was speeding at more than 100 mph, when it hit a power pole, loss control, and rolled over at least five vehicles causing extensive damage. Full Story
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ezmoney-wyoming

Grand Rapids, MI

#61 Mar 28, 2009
their goes another car company down the drain
Matho

Dearborn, MI

#62 Mar 28, 2009
Probally aother Black guy causing problems again
OK lets not go

Rockford, MI

#63 Mar 28, 2009
Well my husband asked me to go out tonight to Grand Rapids to a bar and I said NO WAY let your friends come up to GODS country in the northern part of kent county to party at least I know I will get out of the bar safe and not have to dodge bullets or idot drunks.6089
lost in translation

Grand Rapids, MI

#64 Mar 28, 2009
That stretch through there is pretty treacherous. I used to live off of 52nd and Eastern 15 years ago and I got the heck out of there.
lost in translation

Grand Rapids, MI

#65 Mar 28, 2009
OK lets not go wrote:
Well my husband asked me to go out tonight to Grand Rapids to a bar and I said NO WAY let your friends come up to GODS country in the northern part of kent county to party at least I know I will get out of the bar safe and not have to dodge bullets or idot drunks.6089
Even Rockford has its issues. I live in bible thumpin' Byron Center and it isn't all lily white here. Pete's is a safe bar...good food and you actually get service there...The Byron Hotel sucks....Still miss that coyote ugly bar Stan's in Dorr...that was a totally target rich enviroment! They did have kick a$$ bands from time to time....
Blockbuster employee

Troy, MI

#66 Mar 28, 2009
I was there and watched it happen. He actually hit the pole right past New Beginnings. He then rolled the car off the cinder-block barricade around their trash cans and continued to roll all the way in front of Avis [ About 200-250 ft.].

I'm guessing the guy was coming from Woody's bar next to Meijer's. An officer on scene said they think he was drunk. Also, that is a bad pic off the wreck because the roof of the car was crumpled to the seats.
Enron-Kentwood

Grandville, MI

#67 Mar 28, 2009
What a Jackass! I hope this idiot makes a full recovery so he can pleade guilty to Reckless Driving!

Since: Jun 08

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#68 Mar 28, 2009
But it was okay for the friends to come up to Gods country and then drive home drunk? Rockford is not all that innocent. Whose to say you would have gotton home safely? As long as you are drinking and driving you are NEVER safe. It doesn't distinguish on where you live.
OK lets not go wrote:
Well my husband asked me to go out tonight to Grand Rapids to a bar and I said NO WAY let your friends come up to GODS country in the northern part of kent county to party at least I know I will get out of the bar safe and not have to dodge bullets or idot drunks.6089
violence with violence

Grand Rapids, MI

#69 Mar 28, 2009
Support the economy, legalize drunk driving. Now peopl have work from that person. The cars have to fixed, utilities restores, hospital fix him up officers & courts putting him in Jail. Legail Drunk Driving and support the economy, lol.
john

Grand Rapids, MI

#70 Mar 28, 2009
unless their life was in danger they made a poor choice
cynical

Byron Center, MI

#71 Mar 28, 2009
OK lets not go wrote:
Well my husband asked me to go out tonight to Grand Rapids to a bar and I said NO WAY let your friends come up to GODS country in the northern part of kent county to party at least I know I will get out of the bar safe and not have to dodge bullets or idot drunks.6089
Good call. Rednecks never drink a dirty thirty and then drive their pickup home.
ezmoney-wyoming

Grand Rapids, MI

#72 Mar 28, 2009
well if they tax beer and acohol as much as tobbaco may be their would be less accident because people could not afford it
Gin blossom

Grand Rapids, MI

#73 Mar 29, 2009
ezmoney-wyoming wrote:
well if they tax beer and acohol as much as tobbaco may be their would be less accident because people could not afford it
A large portion of the population is dependent on that sh*t and would find away to afford it. Smokers b^tch about every tax increase but they still find the $5-6/ day for their habit. You could safely say that alcohol does more harm than all the other drugs combined, legal and illegal.
lil poochie

United States

#74 Mar 29, 2009
Goes to show ya that people in SE GR can't shoot or drive straight.
Adam

Rockford, MI

#75 Mar 29, 2009
He was not being chased by the police. He was a white male about 25-30 years old. Driving a Volks Wagon (good commercial) He did hit everything there east of Division on 54th and was thrown from his car, landing on the curb in front of Avis. No matter if he was drinking or not, NO ONE should be driving this fast. He is lucky if he'll be in Mary Free Bed for 3 months. The End.
Not complete story

Ann Arbor, MI

#76 Mar 29, 2009
I heard the driver had his young brother in the car. He was ejected from the car and had died . Don't know if any of this is fact, but it I pray it is not

“The state with the other UofM.”

Since: Sep 08

Boston, MA

#77 Mar 29, 2009
Craig James wrote:
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Now listen Doc, you just keep your history lesson to yourself and shut your damn mouth. Since when did you become the educated historian on Division Street? How about you go cram one.
Too funny.. With the economy headed down the tubes, and Granholm pushing Michigan to the front of the pack, we are destined to repeat what has taken place in the past. How does that stretch of Division look today? Any better?
lil poochie

United States

#78 Mar 30, 2009
Adam wrote:
He was not being chased by the police.
But was he being chased? Probably took a wrong turn a couple of miles back and found that he had to flee for his life.
Marge

Romeo, MI

#79 Mar 30, 2009
Not complete story wrote:
I heard the driver had his young brother in the car. He was ejected from the car and had died . Don't know if any of this is fact, but it I pray it is not
I heard that too! WOOD, please follow up on this. My son helped look for the missing person that night and wants to know if that's true, and if so, where they found him. They looked everywhere for that passenger.
Tryxie

United States

#80 Mar 30, 2009
I'd like a follow up too...
My hubby was talking to someone who works up there, and was told it was an 18 year old drunk kid...and he was DRAG RACING with someone else on 54th. The person who works up there says that the 18 year old had his 6 year old little brother in the truck with him.

I hope that there was no little kid involved in all of that...can you imagine how terrifying it would have been??

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