A woman married her boyfriend in a hospital ceremony the day before succumbing to injuries she suffered when a car driven by her boyfriend's brother struck her.Amanda Lawrence was set to wed Shane Swift next month. Instead, she married him on Friday, the day before she died.
The 21-year-old Hudsonville resident had been in critical condition following the crash Aug. 18 in Port Sheldon Township. Driver Austin Swift, 16, said he didn't see Lawrence walking with his mother, Pamela Swift, and 10-month-old niece, Hailiegh Swift, due to the position of the sun. He struck them with a GMC Silverado.
Lawrence's daughter, Hailiegh, was treated at the scene for abrasions. The baby's grandmother Pamela, 48, suffered a leg injury and was taken to Holland Hospital.
Lawrence's co-worker, Debbie Petolick, said a family member picked up the wedding bands at her workplace, Kay Jewelers, so they could perform the wedding Friday.