GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man who admits to being distracted behind the wheel nearly crashed into a school crossing guard.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says authorities responded to a single-vehicle crash around 8:45 Wednesday morning on Port Sheldon St. near Brookfield Dr., in front of Alward Elementary School.
The driver, a 28-year-old Hudsonville man, had been eastbound in his pickup truck and pulling a trailer. He was also looking at his phone, and while doing so, the truck and the trailer jumped the curb on the right side of the road.
The truck and the trailer crashed into a school crossing sign and into a mailbox, nearly hitting a crossing guard. Authorities say there were no kids in the crosswalk at the time, although some were walking toward it.
The driver was cited for careless driving.