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WZZM13 - Ottawa County man hit by out-of-control car

There are 82 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 29, 2007, titled WZZM13 - Ottawa County man hit by out-of-control car. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

A car that lost control hit a man raking the lawn of his Ottawa County home, according to police.

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Charlie and April

Hudsonville, MI

#1 Mar 29, 2007
Get well soon Mike!! We'll be praying for you.
Jeremey Welch

Rockford, MI

#2 Mar 30, 2007
in the second paragraph you typed in michael welch instead of mike fires. please fix your mistake.
Douglas Johnson

Grandville, MI

#3 Mar 30, 2007
I live on 8th ave between leonard & Lk. Mi. Dr.
Every day I see cars speeding at an unacceptable pace past my house!
Ottawa Co police patrol several times a week but it seems to do no good.
I see Girls, heading for the collage i suppose, doing their hair and putting on makeup barely even slow down for the red light at Lk. Mi. drive and 8th!
How many of you have to DIE or kill some one else for your foolishness!!
Britni Steele

United States

#4 Mar 30, 2007
I live about three houses down from where this crash occured yesterday, and I agree with Douglas that cars often have no sense of a speed limit on this road. I however, rarely see any cops patrolling the area even though there has been countless amounts of accidents and fatalities on this road.
L Abbott

Allendale, MI

#5 Mar 30, 2007
When people learn that there is a speed linit on 8th Ave. they would slow down and not loose control of their vehicles. I know, they have tried to run me off the road plenty of times.

United States

#6 Mar 30, 2007
Why would someone go off the road during perfect weather conditions? Was he talking on a cell phone or texting someone?

United States

#7 Mar 30, 2007
If mike dies this kid should get life in prison. Alcohol may have not have been a factor but obviously stupidity was. Mike is a great guy and it's horrible to think that some idiot who was OBVIOUSLY speeding down 8th Avenue could do something so irresponsible!!!

Brown City, MI

#8 Mar 30, 2007
What is the speed limit on 8th ave anyway?

Yanceyville, NC

#10 Mar 30, 2007
it is sad to see that this happened. I hope that my uncle pulls through and I hope that this kid gets into trouble.

anonymous from Kalamazoo? I agree. alcohol may not have been a factor but stupidity definitely is.

Allendale, MI

#11 Mar 30, 2007
Just because alchol wasn't involved doesn't mean something esle wasn't have you heard alchol is not the only DRUG out there......

Brown City, MI

#12 Mar 30, 2007
And sometimes despite all possible precautions, accidents just happen.

Orange, CA

#13 Mar 30, 2007
It must be nice to judge without all the facts in. I to hope that Michael recovers, and is healthy and home with his family soon. I also think we should refrain from crucifying Kurt, until all facts are known
A friend of Mikes

United States

#14 Mar 30, 2007
annon wrote:
It must be nice to judge without all the facts in. I to hope that Michael recovers, and is healthy and home with his family soon. I also think we should refrain from crucifying Kurt, until all facts are known
Well Annon, I know that a great guy is near death in a hospital because of "Kurt", and from the sounds of it, you must be a friend of "Kurt"'s too. Tell you what... why don't you call "Kurt" and ask him how he's feeling. Then, go down to Butterworth and ask Mike.
I wonder how much raking one can do while doing some community service....

Grosse Pointe, MI

#15 Mar 31, 2007
I agree with annon no one should be judging until we know all the facts. Sometimes accidents just happen.

Washington, DC

#16 Mar 31, 2007
hi i read the article and that is said its just like living on 4 mile people just drive way to fast and NEED to slow down/ If you all are wondering why im typing from kanas because im on spring break but i do live in Grand Rapids
Mike_s Sister

Allendale, MI

#17 Mar 31, 2007
An updateon Mike, He is till in critical condition and is unable to say how is feels, we are still hoping for the best. We praise God he is still hanging in there, we need prayers lots of them!!!


#18 Apr 1, 2007
Prayers and best wishes for Mike and all of his family.

I just wish one thing tho, that stupid headlines would go away!!! Out of control car?? why not just state it like it is DRIVER lost control. Quit making it sound like the car was responsible, unless they have a known fact that there was a mechanical problem.

Yes Accidents do happen, but responsibilty is a big factor too!!!

United States

#19 Apr 1, 2007
um, yeah. so this kid lost control of his car and we don't know the facts. however, he had to be going QUITE FAST to hit all the shit he hit before he hit my uncle. it is unbelievable to see a man who is so active in an induced coma and unable to do anything about it. I really hope that he recovers and that this kid is dealt with properly. I know he must truly feel awful because I'm sure he isn't heartless, but there had to be a reason he was going to fast and had such poor reaction times.
chris schut

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Apr 1, 2007
i would venture to guess ol kurt just plain cannot drive why else would a perfectly good car just drive off road hit mailboxes a tree and mike?
I offer best wishes to mike one would wish that car crashes such as these would serve as a wake up to people but alas it doesnt notice i said car crash not accident there is a difference being as i drive 2000-2500 miles a week i am knowledgeable enough to see a difference lack of driver abilty causes car crashes accidents are just that accidents
Bud and Dorthy Fires

Monette, AR

#21 Apr 3, 2007
Get well soon Mike. We love you and are thinking of you and Kathy.

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