Police: Medical condition causes crash


BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — A car crash caused a power outage in Berrien Springs Wednesday, police say.

It happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 700 block of St. Joseph Avenue near George Avenue. According to the Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police Department, a driver suffered a medical problem that caused the crash.

The 71-year-old Benton Harbor man’s pickup truck left the road. It crashed into and broke a utility pole and also damaged a second pole, causing power lines to snap.

The truck then continued to roll before coming to a rest against the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) building.

The crash caused a power outage that lasted hours. Traffic was also detoured in the area for about two hours, police say.

The driver was taken to an emergency room for minor injuries caused by the crash, as well as for the medical condition.

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