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Friday, September 23, 2022

Two Vehicle Personal Injury Accident 9-20-22

On September 20, 2022 at around 1:14pm, the DCSO responded to a personal injury accident involving two vehicles near the intersection of 140th Avenue and 180th Street.

Christopher Pratt (48), of Superior, was eastbound on 180th Street going towards 140th Avenue driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Joseph Berg (52), of Milford, was northbound on 140th Avenue going towards 180th Street driving a 2021 Ford F150. Pratt and Berg entered the intersection at approximately the same time. Berg struck the rear end on the passenger side of Pratt’s truck. This caused Pratt to lose control and the truck rollover coming to rest on the driver’s side. Berg also lost control and began to spinning through the intersection coming to rest in the east ditch facing south.

Pratt and his passenger, Roberta Nagel were trapped in the vehicle but were extricated by non-mechanical means. Both Pratt and Nagle sustained possible injuries and were transported by ambulance.

Berg and his passenger, Mary Berg, also sustained possible injuries and were transported by ambulance.

The DCSO was assisted by the Lake Park Fire Department, Lake Park Ambulance, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance, and Jennings Tow and Repair.