Stanton man injured in car accident
STANTON, Neb. -- A man from Stanton was seriously injured in a vehicle accident.
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said officers were dispatched to Highway 24, about six miles west of Stanton, around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday for a reported one-vehicle accident.
Officers said a SUV was traveling west when the driver lost control. The SUV reportedly crossed the highway, went into a south ditch, was airborne before hitting a dirt embankment, and going through a fence where the vehicle stopped.
According to authorities, the driver was a 66-year-old man. The driver was reportedly found outside of the vehicle when officers arrived.
Officials said the driver was seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The airbags reportedly went off and no seatbelts were used.
SCSO said the SUV was a total loss. The road conditions at the time of the accident were reportedly very dangerous from the heavy ice on the roadway.