08 September 2014


Original Story: Mlive.com

COOPERSVILLE, MI -- A 26-year-old Grand Rapids man was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle collided with a car in Coopersville, authorities said.

Michael VanHolstyn was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred at 64th Avenue and Randall Street about 1:25 p.m. Aug. 20, deputies said. A Grand Rapids motorcycle accident lawyer is reviewing the details of this case.

The driver of a Chevrolet Impala, identified as 61-year-old Bradley Silvis, of Muskegon, told deputies he was traveling south on 64th Avenue and stopped at a stop sign before proceeding through the intersection.

Authorities said VanHolstyn was westbound on Randall Street, and his motorcycle struck the Impala in the front of the car on the driver's side.

VanHolstyn was thrown from the Suzuki motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. He was wearing a helmet. A Warren motorcycle accident lawyer has experience in motorcycle accident claims.

Witnesses told investigators that VanHolstyn's motorcycle appeared to be traveling faster than the 45 mph speed limit.

Silvis and a front seat passenger, Peggy Silvis, 62, of Muskegon, were not injured in the crash. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The crash is under investigation.

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