82-year-old man injured in Pentwater rollover.

October 16, 2014

PENTWATER — An 82-year-old Pentwater man avoided serious injuries stemming from a single-vehicle rollover crash at 5200 W. Hammet Rd. near 60th Ave., approximately one mile east of Pentwater School, Wednesday afternoon.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, the Hart post of the Michigan State Police, the Pentwater Fire Department, Oceana EMS and the Hart Area Fire Department Jaws of Life were called to the scene shortly before 1 p.m. to a report of a personal injury accident with an 82-year-old trapped inside the vehicle. Jaws of Life did not need to be used, said OCSO Deputy Jeff Brown, because the elderly man was able to be taken out of the window of the flipped-over pickup truck. He was transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries, Brown said. “He was alert and conscious,” he said. There were no passengers in his vehicle.

Pentwater firefighters at the scene said the man is Jerry Emery of Pentwater, and today is his 82nd birthday.

It appeared that Emery was wearing a seatbelt, Brown said. He was traveling east on Hammet Road when he went off the south side of the roadway and came back onto the pavement and lost control of his vehicle, which flipped over and landed on the north side of the road. No other details about the accident were immediately available.

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