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Car hits tree in Weesaw Township, leaves driver seriously injured

Berrien County Sheriff's Office 08152020
Posted at 3:24 PM, May 10, 2020

WEESAW TOWNSHIP — A one-car crash Sunday morning in Berrien County involving a collision with a tree left the driver and a sole occupant of the vehicle seriously injured.

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office responded to S. Pardee Rd. near Sawyer Rd. in Weesaw Township this morning for that 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.