A dark-colored Chevy Impala took out a row of mailboxes on Bell Rd. in Milton Township Tuesday afternoon. Daily Star photo/CRAIG HAUPERT

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Trip to mailbox turns dangerous

Published 5:42pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

MILTON TOWNSHIP — A routine trip to the mailbox turned into a dangerous situation for a Niles man Tuesday afternoon.

Tom Bergeron had just gotten the mail from his mailbox in the 33000 block of Bell Road in Milton Township when he saw an out-of-control vehicle heading towards him from the west.

“I saw it hit the berm and go airborne, and I ran,” Bergeron said.

Bergeron said he was about 15 feet from being hit by the car.

The vehicle, a dark-colored Chevy Malibu, took out a row of mailboxes before coming to a stop on Bell Road near U.S. 12 at around 4:05 p.m.

Bergeron said the lone occupant of the vehicle got out and began running around before being picked up by police a short time later.

Bergeron was attempting to fix his mailbox post as emergency crews, including the Cass County Sheriff’s Department and Edwardsburg Ambulance, worked the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a young male, was placed into the back of a Cass County Sheriff’s vehicle and taken from the scene. Police said they could not comment on the accident, which is under investigation.

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