Archive for Monday, December 15, 2008

Driver escapes U.S. Highway 59 rollover with minor injuries

December 15, 2008, 3:32 a.m. Updated December 15, 2008, 5:03 a.m.

An 18-year-old Waverly man suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday morning.

His 1992 Mazda Protege reportedly rolled over as many as three times at mile marker 147 near Pleasant Grove at 3:24 a.m. Sgt. Blake McCall of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department said that the driver suffered a bruised left leg from the incident and declined medical attention.

McCall said that the driver fell asleep at the wheel while driving north on U.S. Highway 59. When he missed the curve in the road near Pleasant Grove his car went into the ditch, rolled and hit a mailbox. After the rollover, the driver was able to escape his vehicle and take refuge in a passerby's car until emergency responders arrived.

Snowy roads did not contribute to the accident, McCall said.

"Weather had nothing to do with this, amazingly enough," McCall said. "It wasn't slick at all."


Rick Aldrich 7 years, 10 months ago

this young man needs to go to church and thank god for the second chance he recieved. and it's good to hear he's doing good. to many deaths lately by automobiles.

KSChick1 7 years, 10 months ago

church?!? god?!?he might as well thank his "lucky stars"

ronwell_dobbs 7 years, 10 months ago

Uh, just trying to follow the logic here....If "god" already saved him from a mangled death, why start going to church now?

whatatown 7 years, 10 months ago

Leave God and stars out of it. Seat belts are all it takes. Seat Belts Save Lives!

lily 7 years, 10 months ago

Regardless, he needs to be thankful he's alive and well. Whether it be God, Budda, etc. He's very lucky.

hujiko 7 years, 10 months ago

He's alive out of probability, nothing more, nothing less.

KEITHMILES05 7 years, 10 months ago

God is in charge 24/7. Whether he lived or died God is in charge.

Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 7 years, 10 months ago

Many cultures and religions stuggle with coping through understanding tragedy. Many believe it is the balance of life and death, the yin and yang. Without tragedy would we cherish joy?

Chris Ogle 7 years, 10 months ago

Three topics we should not discuss:1) Religion 2) Politics3) Telling the new mother her baby is ugly... even it is ugly.

Lowell Holmes 7 years, 10 months ago

Even if you believe in God or believe that he is "in charge", it doesn't mean that he makes a decision on every little detail in our lives. We are supposed to have free will to do as we please and accept the consequences of our own actions. And sometimes bad things happen for no reason. God does not save lives or take them on a whim or at random.

Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 7 years, 10 months ago

Mighty, you just negated the power of prayer.

Confrontation 7 years, 10 months ago

Why did God make this young man have a wreck? Such a cruel God!

ralphralph 7 years, 10 months ago

Knock it off.Free will and 3:24 AM pretty much explain all the deep issues here.btw - I know some people in Waverly, and wonder why they haven't published a name so I could know who to worry about.

Jessie Stoltenow 7 years, 10 months ago

I'm just thankful he's ok. You all really do miss the whole point of articles like this don't you? Every article I read, all the comments get off topic and you all should just be thankful this kid is alive.

Joe Hyde 7 years, 10 months ago

Driver fatigue. It can hit you without warning anytime -- whether you're driving morning, mid-day, afternoon or night.I consider it the most dangerous of all driving hazards. It's hit me so many times, both in town driving and highway driving; I am very lucky to have lived as long as I have, as many miles as I've racked up.Sure glad this young man survived this terrifying accident.

Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 7 years, 10 months ago

Mighty, studies would say otherwise. But, it may be a matter of mind over body.Riverat, statistically, falling asleep at the wheel or driving fatigued has been credited for far more accidents than any other identified cause.

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