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Published: Monday, 7/6/2009

Fall from pickup truck injures Hillsdale woman

HILLSDALE An 18-year-old Hillsdale woman was in critical condition in a Kalamazoo hospital after she fell out of the back of a moving pickup Saturday night.

Brooke Rachelle Schmucker was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after being transported to Hillsdale Community Health Center, according to the Hillsdale County Sheriff s Office, which was called to the one-vehicle accident at 10:46 p.m. Saturday.

Abagail Marie Garcia, 23, of Palmyra, Mich., was driving the pickup east on Cole Road east of Sand Lake Road when Ms. Schmucker fell out. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, according to the sheriff s office.

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