16 year old male driver taken to Hospital after Rollover on Hwy 275

Just after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a one vehicle rollover accident about three miles west of Pilger on U.S. Hwy 275.  The accident occurred when the lone 16 year old male driver from O’Neill lost control of his westbound SUV, as he slowed for stopped traffic on the highway.  The vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled landing back on its wheels.  The driver was not restrained and was transported to FRHS in Norfolk by ambulance.  Both Pilger and Wisner Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.  Speed and inexperience are considered contributing factors and the driver is very fortunate to have not been seriously injured.  The SUV is considered a total loss.

Scene on U.S.Hwy 275 Near Pilger