3 hospitalized after Sparta crash

3 hospitalized after Sparta crash

There are 20 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Dec 17, 2008, titled 3 hospitalized after Sparta crash. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Three people are hospitalized after being involved in a crash in Sparta. It occurred around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when police say the driver of a vehicle traveling on M-37 lost control on the slick road and hit an ...

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LCInCP

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Dec 18, 2008
The accident was Wednesday night. Get it right Wood. There have been so many accidents already this winter. When is someone going to do something to get the roads cleaned up better. Turn the lights off in the government buildings if it means saving lives. Sell the Mansion on Mackinaw if it means helping the state. The Governors don't need a party house when everyone else is cutting back to hang on to their homes.
IN OUR THOUGHTS

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Dec 18, 2008
Here's keeping these people in our thoughts and prayers.
lookout

Hudsonville, MI

#4 Dec 18, 2008
mi hunter wrote:
here's another one, what if there was an emergency out in the sticks and the fire/rescue couldn't get there in time because of the roads were not plowed? If life or property was lost could the homeowners sue the county for not having the roads cleared???
Hey that's a good one, that happened to us a few years back. Our neighbor had a heartache (survived)THANK GOD. But the road we live on a side street Which we do pay taxes on was not plowed. The ambulance and cop got stuck. We had to shovel a path in the road for them to get out.Just because we live on a side street doesn't mean we don't work so get the streets plowed.Yeah I bet if someone they loved lived on a side street the road would be plowed.
Chaz

Zeeland, MI

#5 Dec 18, 2008
Hey Look news 8 is first to report an accident that hasn't even happened yet!!! Now that is getting the facts straight GOOD JOB NEWS 8.........NOT
031653mdp

United States

#6 Dec 18, 2008
GOOD MORNING - a.m.
It's not even noon yet.
It won't be 6:40 p.m. until after dinner.
JMHO

Naperville, IL

#7 Dec 18, 2008
People make typos.

Relax.
Troy

AOL

#8 Dec 18, 2008
I havent a doubt in my mind and know that the budget cuts have caused more accidents this year as a result of those cuts. But when does the government really care about what they do? If they did, they'd be honest with themselves and admit they aren't the same government they were 40 years ago, and they'd become more efficent and listen to the people more often and what they want to see come from the government.

Since: Jul 08

North of GR

#9 Dec 18, 2008
I am glad that others are beginning to see the issues with roads and EMS response time. The county has been even called out to calls with a request for salt to help make a scene safer and a 2 hour response time was estimated. Get a clue....we need to be off scene in 10 minutes if possible!! Let's get the roads safe before needing to travel them!!!

Something needs to be done.
Amy

Allegan, MI

#10 Dec 18, 2008
Shouldn't this be a.m.?
Kathy

Louisville, CO

#11 Dec 18, 2008
IN OUR THOUGHTS wrote:
Here's keeping these people in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you so much. The van that was hit was my mother and father and law. They are doing good considering they are still here. I thank God they are.

“I dont want to be like her!”

Since: Jun 08

Hopkins Michigan

#12 Dec 18, 2008
mi hunter wrote:
here's another one, what if there was an emergency out in the sticks and the fire/rescue couldn't get there in time because of the roads were not plowed? If life or property was lost could the homeowners sue the county for not having the roads cleared???
I was told that they have to keep them passable. I dont know if it true
Hopkins cntry rd resident

Allegan, MI

#13 Dec 18, 2008
Thank goodness that they will be ok. Roads are bad all around. My husband had to push/pull five people out on Sunday, due to back roads being ice. Can't see how they (MDOT and Local) are not saving money in the fuel that is being put into these vehicles, when they budgeted for higher fuel prices. Also, when will the rate go down for business's reimbursing their employees on mileage. We are stuck with the gov rate for reimbursing, yet gas prices are lower than ever.
kman

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Dec 18, 2008
Was it going north or south? By what main intersection? Was the other vehicle involved going the same way? Great reporting channel 8.
Wondering

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Dec 18, 2008
About half the people care about those poor people involved (best wishes Kathy - I'm with those). I hope they are okay. It's a busy intersection. The other half worry about the time, date, & who's reporting it & how. That's too bad.
Merry Christmas!
Just a thought

Caledonia, MI

#17 Dec 18, 2008
I too wonder where the money goes for this state. Earlier around thanksgiving time, I went for a drive Thanksgiving night just to see if there were anyone waiting at stores the night before the big sale. As we were driving through downtown Kalamazoo you could tell that the roads had been sprayed with that Deicing stuff they use on the highways. WE DIDN'T EVEN GET ANY SNOW OR ICE STORMS THAT NIGHT!!!! now doesn't that seem like the state is just wasting money that they could be better budgeting seeing they are already saying they won't have enough money to buy salt for the year? Does this mean with the big storm that we are suppose to get tonight into friday that they won't be out there doing anything with the roads because they chose to use the stuff another time when the roads were fine and no snow was forcasted?

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#18 Dec 18, 2008
Is anybody ready for an increase in the gasoline tax? That's what it will take to get the money to accomplish the goal of having clear roads. As less efficient cars are scrapped, the amount of gasoline used will go down. With the reduction in use, the revenues from the gasoline tax will decrease. There is no increase in efficiency available that will make up for that decrease. I have been weiting for quite a few years for this to become apparent.
Sabrina Collins

AOL

#19 Dec 18, 2008
My Mother and Father in law were involved in this accident and were both admitted in Spectrum Butterworth Campus. (They were the ones in the white van.) The person that lost control of his vehicle is in really bad condition. Prayers for everyone hurt in this accident are greatly appreciated.
Just a thought

Caledonia, MI

#20 Dec 18, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
Is anybody ready for an increase in the gasoline tax? That's what it will take to get the money to accomplish the goal of having clear roads. As less efficient cars are scrapped, the amount of gasoline used will go down. With the reduction in use, the revenues from the gasoline tax will decrease. There is no increase in efficiency available that will make up for that decrease. I have been weiting for quite a few years for this to become apparent.
No we don't need any more gas tax hikes, we need to stop wasting the money on the roads when they do not need to be salted or sprayed with that deicer which is what i was trying to say happened in downtown kalamazoo when there wasn't anything forcasted to happen.
Hilton

Littleton, CO

#21 Dec 20, 2008
Sabrina Collins wrote:
My Mother and Father in law were involved in this accident and were both admitted in Spectrum Butterworth Campus.(They were the ones in the white van.) The person that lost control of his vehicle is in really bad condition. Prayers for everyone hurt in this accident are greatly appreciated.
Sabrina and family thank you for your prayers. Our prayers are with your family as well. Bless you.
Mary Mitchell

Hendersonville, TN

#22 Dec 20, 2008
Just a thought wrote:
I too wonder where the money goes for this state. Earlier around thanksgiving time, I went for a drive Thanksgiving night just to see if there were anyone waiting at stores the night before the big sale. As we were driving through downtown Kalamazoo you could tell that the roads had been sprayed with that Deicing stuff they use on the highways. WE DIDN'T EVEN GET ANY SNOW OR ICE STORMS THAT NIGHT!!!! now doesn't that seem like the state is just wasting money that they could be better budgeting seeing they are already saying they won't have enough money to buy salt for the year? Does this mean with the big storm that we are suppose to get tonight into friday that they won't be out there doing anything with the roads because they chose to use the stuff another time when the roads were fine and no snow was forcasted?
It doesn't take a Brain Surgeon to figure out where the money is going.... It is going to Buy Orange Barrels to screw up the traffic!

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