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Accident hospitalizes teen driver

August 9, 2018

On Wednesday morning at about 11:25 a.m., the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle accident that sent an 18-year-old rural Stanton woman to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident occurred when a northbound SUV left 568th Avenue just north of Highway 275, for unknown reasons struck a bridge rail and plunged off the roadway about fifteen feet into a creek bed, said Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger.

The bridge railing impaled the driver’s side windshield just missing the driver’s head.

Abigail Lohan was extricated from the wreckage by the Sheriff’s office and then transported by ambulance to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Investigators consider it miraculous that Lohan was not more seriously injured and credit seatbelts being worn by Lohan, the sheriff said.

The SUV was not visible from the roadway and is considered a total loss. Stanton Emergency Management and Stanton Fire also responded to the scene.

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