Motor vehicle collision in Niles

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT : 09/02/2020 at 2122 hours   


TYPE OF INCIDENT : Motor vehicle collision       


LOCATION OF INCIDENT : S11th St. near Fort St. Niles City.  Berrien County Michigan                     


AGENCIES INVOLVED: Berrien County Sheriff Office

                                        Niles City Fire Dept.

                                        Niles city Police Dept

                                        SMCAS Ambulance service



ARRESTED PERSONS: John Raymond Paterson cited and released


NARRATIVE: On 09/02/2020 at 2122 hours Deputy Nathan Withington from the Berrien County Sheriff Office was traveling north bound on S11h St. near Fort St in Niles City in the left travel lane in a fully marked Patrol Car.




A silver Chevy Monti Carlo driven by John Paterson 55 year old male from Niles was in the left turn lane and made a left turn into the path of Dep. Withington causing a collision.

Dep. Withington Patrol car had Collison with Paterson vehicle and then a Utility Pole.

Both Dep. Withington and Paterson were transported by SMCAS ambulance to Lakeland Niles and were treated for minor injuries.

This vehicle collision remains under investigation by Niles City Police Dept.     

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