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Seatbelts credited with saving four from injury in rollover

Friday, December 21, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Authorities credit the use of seatbelts for the lack of serious injuries in a rollover accident Thursday morning.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Jose Gomez, 44, Lexington, Nebraska, was the driver of a westbound sport utility vehicle, pulling a small trailer, which went out of control on icepack east of McCook on U.S. 6-34 at 8:40 a.m., spun around in the roadway and entered the north ditch.

The vehicle rolled once, coming to rest on the passenger side, facing northeast. The driver and three passengers remained in the vehicle and received no injuries.

Indianola Rescue, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol responded to the scene. The Nebraska State Patrol transported all four subjects to mcCook, and the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

McCook emergency personnel were called to about eight accidents or motorist assists during the snow storm Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.


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