CUTLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a snowplow truck driven by a private contractor hit and injured a pedestrian who was walking in a western Michigan roadway because the sidewalks were snow-covered.
WOOD-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1gdWyrK ) the man in his 20s was in stable condition Tuesday morning and talking to rescue personnel when he was transported to a hospital.
Cutlerville Fire Capt. Carl Gunderson told WOOD-TV that investigators think the blade of the truck hit the victim and pushed him up against a snowbank before he rolled under the truck. He was struck in the Cutlerville area, located south of Grand Rapids in Kent County.
The TV station reports the man who was struck was walking to work and wearing dark clothes. The snowplow truck driver was heading home from work.
Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com