On 10/21/2018 at 6:50 a.m. the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single vehicle accident in the 5400 block of 475th Street. Upon investigation it was determined that a 2007 Chevy Silverado, driven by Austin Mac Bergstrom of Mallard and registered to Martin Joseph Bergstrom of Mallard, was travelling east on 475th Street. Bergstrom advised that a deer entered the roadway from the north ditch. Bergstrom swerved to avoid the deer and in doing so lost control of the Chevy. The Chevy entered the north ditch and continued eastbound, struck a field drive before coming to rest in the ditch on the other side of the drive.
Damage to the Chevy is estimated at $12,500.00. Bergstrom was transported to Palo Alto County Hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries. Bergstrom was issued citations for Failure to Maintain Control and Failure to Maintain/ Use Safety Belt. The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the West Bend Fire Department and Palo Alto County Ambulance Service.
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