Multiple-vehicle crash on I-196 injures 2

Around 5:30 p.m. on Monday in Hudsonville, a semi truck crashed into two separate cars on I-196, sending two people to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The semi-truck accident happened on the eastbound side of the highway, close to 68th Avenue. Rush hour traffic was piling up, and the driver of the semi truck was unable to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending the vehicle in front of him.

The driver of the rear-ended vehicle was able to avoid another accident by turning his car into the median. Unfortunately, the semi-truck then struck another vehicle, sending it into the median as well. Both drivers of the motor vehicles were taken to the hospital with injuries. The semi truck driver was not injured in the accident. Police are still investigating the collision.