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Driver loses control of pick-up near civic center

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

A 43-year-old driver, who may have blacked out from a diabetic reaction, lost control and crashed his Chevy pick-up Monday morning in wooded area that borders the north edge of the Brainerd Area Civc Center parking lot.

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Brainerd Police said the man was picking up his son from hockey practice when he apparently blacked out. The accident took place at about 7:15 a.m.

The driver was responsive to emergency personnel and was taken from the scene by North Ambulance. Brainerd Police and the Brainerd Fire Department responded to the accident.

Emergency personnel used a chainsaw to remove small tree which had prevented them from opening the driver’s side door of the pick-up. 

The pick-up went over a snow ridge before it stopped 10 to 20  yards north of the parking lot.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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