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Officer injured in two-vehicle accident

Superior Telegram


Superior Police Officer Erick Flood was seen and released at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Billings Drive on Sunday afternoon.

The Ford Interceptor SUV squad Flood was driving was involved in a crash on the dirt portion of Billings Drive between the archery range and Highway 105 around 3 p.m., according to Superior Deputy Chief Matt Markon. The other car involved was a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 17-year-old Superior male. Neither he nor his 16-year-old passenger reported any injuries. Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt, Markon said, and both vehicles were insured. The squad car was disabled and towed from the scene by Stadium Towing. The Pontiac was driven from the scene. Flood was seen and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred on the wet, gravel, single-lane road at a curve on a hill. No citations were issued, Markon said. Loose gravel was indicated as a possible contributing factor for both vehicles and failure to have control was indicated as a possible contributing factor for the 17-year-old.