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Complete Berrien County, MI accident reports and news.


Accidents in Berrien County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Berrien County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Berrien County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Berrien County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential claim. Connect with an experienced Berrien County personal injury lawyer who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Mon, 12/26/2016 Car Accident Sisters Bre Anne Sutherland, 37, and Laurel Ashley Sutherland, 41, killed and three injured in car collision at Cleveland Avenue and Warren Woods Road in Weesaw Township, Michigan
Sat, 11/19/2016 Car Accident Two 20-year-old men dead after vehicle strikes rear of semi-truck in chain-reaction crash on I-94 in Berrien County, Michigan
Tue, 11/15/2016 Pedestrian Accident Connie Brown, 71, fatally struck by truck hauling mail in Niles Township, Michigan
Sun, 11/06/2016 Car Accident One person killed and four injured in rollover crash on US-31 in Berrien Township, Michigan
Sun, 09/18/2016 Car Accident Jason Ransom, 36, killed in collision with hit-and-run driver on Scottdale Road in Royalton Township, Michigan
Tue, 08/16/2016 Other Type of Accident Carl Stone, 75, killed; Joshua Stone, 28, injured in workplace accident in Watervliet, Michigan
Mon, 06/20/2016 Car Accident Jason Sidney Morse, 38, dies in near-head-on crash on St. Joseph Valley Parkway near Berrien Springs, Michigan
Fri, 03/11/2016 Car Accident Man, 26, killed, and child, 6, injured in single-vehicle crash on Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman, Michigan
Thu, 02/11/2016 Car Accident IU South Bend professor LuAnn Woodrick, 55, killed in head-on crash on U.S. 12 in Berrien County, Michigan
Sat, 09/26/2015 Car Accident Elizabeth Calderhead, 23, dies after driver of car she is riding in falls asleep, crashes into telephone pole and tree on M-139 in Berrien County, Michigan
Thu, 09/17/2015 Car Accident Jamando Guidry, 10 months, killed and 5 injured in 2-vehicle crash on U.S. 31 in Berrien County, Michigan
Sun, 08/23/2015 Car Accident Aidan Aguilar, 17, critically injured in car crash into house in St. Joseph, Michigan
Tue, 06/30/2015 Other Type of Accident Child loses hand while playing with fireworks on Pavone Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan
Tue, 06/23/2015 Pedestrian Accident 16-year-old girl sent to hospital after being struck by hit-and-run driver on South 13th Street in Niles, MI
Tue, 04/07/2015 Car Accident 16-year-old driver injured in two-vehicle crash on US-21 and US-31 in Niles Township in Berrien County, Michigan
Sun, 02/01/2015 Other Type of Accident Aaron Olmstead, 34, killed when struck by a pickup while snowmobiling on Cleveland Avenue in Baroda, Michigan
Mon, 09/08/2014 Car Accident Harold Darnel-Levon Johnson, 22, killed in crash into tree after police chase on Pearl Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan
Sun, 08/31/2014 Other Type of Accident Dawson Lee Eliason, 12, dies after crashing his ATV into a parked car in Niles Township, Michigan
Fri, 05/23/2014 Motorcycle Accident William Raymond, 54, dies in motorcycle accident on Red Arrow Highway on May 24.
Sun, 05/18/2014 Train Accident Female driver survives train accident on May 19 in New Buffalo.