A 12-year-old Orange City boy was taken to the hospital after a vehicle struck his bike in Orange City on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

The Orange City Police Department reports that at about 1:10 p.m., 65-year-old Barbara Van Beek of Orange City was driving a 2013 Chevy Equinox westbound on Eighth Street Southeast, in Orange City. They tell us that Michael Huizenga of Orange City was crossing the street on his bicycle, where there was no crosswalk.

The report says that Huizenga did not look for traffic and collided with the vehicle. Van Beek reportedly did try and brake but was not able to stop before colliding with Huizenga and his bike.

The Orange City Ambulance took Huizenga to the Orange City Health System Hospital to be checked out and treated for possible minor injuries.

Van Beek’s Chevy Equinox sustained $90 in damages. The amount of damage done to the bicycle is unknown.


Crash Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022






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