Minnesota man injured in accident near Woodland Park
STANTON, Neb. -- The Stanton County Sheriff's Office said they responded to a rollover accident Monday afternoon.
SCSO said just before 3:50 p.m. on Monday, they responded to a semi-truck rollover that sent the driver to the hospital.
The accident happened northwest of Woodland Park, when a straight truck tried to turn west onto NE-Industrial Highway from Highway 35, and according to SCSO the driver misjudged the turn.
The misjudged turn caused the truck to roll onto its side ripping open the enclosed box spilling all of its contents onto the ground.
The driver was a 60-year-old man from Minnesota, and SCSO said he was trapped in the cab and had to be removed by breaking and removing the front windshield.
The man was taken to a Norfolk hospital by the Hoskins/Woodland Park Rescue.
SCSO said the truck and its contents - concrete product - are considered to be a total loss.
Stanton Sheriff Mike Unger said that the man wearing his seatbelt is believed to have lessened his injuries, and speed is believed to be a contributing factor.
The Sheriff's Office said that the NE-Industrial Highway was closed for almost three hours as the scene was cleared.
Stanton County Emergency Management also assisted at the scene.