Pedestrian struck by car succumbs to injuries. 

August 31, 2018

Pedestrian struck by car succumbs to injuries. 


LUDINGTON — Gail Diane Brittain, the 66-year-old Ludington woman who was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Ludington Avenue and Jackson Road Wednesday evening, passed away at 2:40 a.m. this morning, according to Ludington Police Chief Mark Barnett. Brittain had been at Mercy Health Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. Barnett said his office was notified by the Muskegon County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash occurred about 9:27 p.m. Brittain was struck by a westbound Subaru, driven by a 19-year-old Custer male, at the intersection of Ludington Avenue and Atkinson Drive, in front of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital on the eastern city limits.

“Based on evidence at the scene and a number of witness statements it was determined that the driver of the Subaru was westbound in the inside lane of Ludington Avenue and entered the intersection at Jackson Road on a green light,” Barnett said. “The victim was struck on the west side of the intersection as she was crossing Ludington Avenue northbound.” Preliminary investigation did not indicate that speed, alcohol or drug use by the driver played a part in the crash.  Further testing is being conducted to confirm that, Barnett said.

Brittain was initially transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital then transferred to the trauma center at Hackley Hospital.

Responding to the scene were Ludington Police Department, Ludington Fire Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, and Life EMS.

Barnett said an autopsy has been scheduled and the crash remains under investigation.

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