Seatbelt use credited with lessening injuries in Stanton County accident
STANTON, Neb. -- Authorities in northeast Nebraska said a college student is in the hospital following a single-vehicle accident in Stanton County Thursday morning.
The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said that just before noon they responded to an accident on Highway 24, about five miles west of Stanton.
SCSO said a 19-year-old woman was heading east on Highway 24 when she lost control of her vehicle and entered the south ditch.
She traveled more than one hundred yards at highway speed before hitting a creek bed and a small grove of trees, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said that she finally came to a stop about 30 yards farther east in the ditch.
SCSO said that 19-year-old was taken by Stanton Rescue to a Norfolk hospital for treatment.
Additional assistance at the scene was provided by Stanton Emergency Management.
The Sheriff's Office said that the 19-year-old was using her seat belt, and is credited with lessening the injuries of the driver.