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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brian Berger says he'll pay for damage to constituent's car; Includes WPD's response


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Thursday we told you about Angela Lilly. She was involved in an accident with New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger Tuesday. Police say the wreck was his fault.

At the county agenda briefing meeting yesterday, Lilly was staking Berger out because she said she would not call her back, plus she found out he didn't have insurance on his Jeep.

Berger told us his attorney said not to talk to her, but today Lilly says she finally talked to him.

She says Berger told her he had called his insurance provider and should be able to find out if he's covered by Monday. Lilly said Berger told her that if insurance doesn't cover it, he'll pay for it himself.

Damage to her car is estimated at around $3,000.

Berger admits he had coverage on his old BMW, but didn't transfer it to his Jeep when he bought it.

Lilly has insurance, but like Berger, is unemployed.

Her insurance will cover her if the other driver doesn't have insurance, but she doesn't want to pay the $500 deductible.


WPD is aware of Ms. Lilly's contention that Brian Berger was uninsured at the time of the collision. We have been in contact with the parties involved as well as Mr. Berger's insurance company, and are working on a resolution for Ms. Lilly's claims. At this time, due to circumstances that have come to our attention, no reason exists to cite Mr. Berger for operating a vehicle without insurance.

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