Single Vehicle Serious Injury Accident

PERSON MAKING RELEASE:      Lt. Robert Mazurek                       


DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT:    5-9-20 @ approximately 0650 hours


TYPE OF INCIDENT:   Single Vehicle Serious Injury Accident                         


LOCATION OF INCIDENT:   S. Pardee Rd. near Sawyer Rd.    Weesaw Township, Berrien County, Michigan          


AGENCIES INVOLVED:       Berrien County Sheriff’s Office

                                                Baroda Lake Township Police Department

                                                Chikaming Township Police Department

                                                Michigan State Police

                                                Medic 1 Ambulance

                                                Weesaw Township Fire Department

                                                Lake Township Fire Department



NARRATIVE:     The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office responded to S. Pardee Rd. near Sawyer Rd. in Weesaw Township for a single vehicle serious injury traffic crash.    First Responders arrived on scene and located a 2012 Nissan Maxima which lost control on the gravel roadway causing the vehicle to leave the roadway to the left and collide with a tree.    The single occupant was a 20 year old female from Three Oaks, Michigan.     The occupant was entrapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated using the “Jaws of Life” by the Weesaw and Lake Township Fire Department personnel.     The driver was transported to Lakeland Spectrum Hospital in Saint Joseph by Medic 1 Ambulance.   The driver was later air lifted by Air Care to a Kalamazoo Hospital area hospital.   Speed was a factor and seat belts were not used.  The crash remains under investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.   

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