HOLLAND, MI (WHTC News) - A family of five was attempting to drive from their home in Grand Rapids to the Chicagoland area for a day at the Six Flags Great America Amusement Park on Sunday, but their trip was suddenly halted less than 50 miles from their start.
According to Holland Public Safety officials, the 35-year-old woman driving a SVU westbound on I-196 had passed the M-40 exit when she attempted to change lanes, not knowning that another vehicle was already in that lane. After nearly hitting that vehicle, she apparently overcorrected, lost control of the SUV and skidded off of the roadway. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest.
The driver, along with a 45-year-old man, a 14-year-old son, a 12-year-old niece and a nine-year-old daughter, were all buckled up and were able to crawl out of the SUV to safety. They were all treated at Holland Hospital for what was described only as non-life threatening injuries.
No names were disclosed. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety.