There’s Been A Hit-And-Run In Ottawa County & Victim Needs Your Help
There was a hit-and-run recently in Ottawa County and the victim could really use your help.
Hit-And-Runs Are Becoming Too Common In West Michigan
Hit-and-runs are becoming way too common in West Michigan. It seems often we are putting out messages for help from the public to try and identify a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run.
Most recently there was the 14-year-old teenage boy who was killed and his two friends hospitalized in a hit-and-run that happened near Greenville. Brandy Sue Jones was arrested and charged days later after a be on the lookout for a dark-colored Volkswagon Jetta was issued by Michigan State Police.
Holland Hit-And-Run Victim Needs Your Help
Another hit-and-run was reported a few weeks ago that you may not have heard about regarding a 60-year-old who was hit and left laying on the road near the corner of E. 32nd St. and South Waverly Road in Holland, Michigan.
The man's name is Gary Bowen and he was struck by what police say was a red Toyota 4Runner while walking his 5-mile commute to work. Bowen suffered several broken bones, and a fractured skull, and had to receive surgery on his knee. Bowen has spent the last several weeks in the hospital and has a long road of recovery ahead.
WOOD reported that Bowen's mother Joyce said, "He was laying in the road. Cars were slowing down and going around him, but not stopping." Thank goodness a local man did stop which probably saved Bowen's life.
Sadly, this wasn't the first time Bowen had been involved in a hit-and-run, he was previously hit three years ago by a driver and vehicle that were both never found.
Here is how you can help Gary, one of his friends has set up a GoFundMe to help with the medical bills that are piling up as we speak. If you have a little extra I am very sure Bowen will appreciate it.
According to WOOD, police have identified a suspect in the hit-and-run as a 30-year-old woman from Grand Haven.