Car rolls onto roof, driver transported to hospital

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A call came into North Platte emergency responders around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night for a car on its hood with the driver pinned.

Car rolls onto roof Saturday night on North River Road. The 18 year old driver was transported to the hospital. (Source: Holly Barraclough, KNOP TV)

An 18-year-old North Platte driver was on North River Road on a curve near West Wildlife Road, when the 2006 BMW sedan he was driving rolled into a ditch and landed on its roof.

When Corporal Tom Kourter with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office arrived on scene, he helped the driver maneuver out via the passenger rear door as it was the only one that could be opened.

Kourter said there was no bleeding and the driver was conscious, breathing and alert upon arrival.

The driver was then transported to Great Plains Health with minor, non-life threatening injuries.

The airbags did not deploy and the driver told deputies that he was wearing a seat belt.

The Sheriff's Office said there was no drugs or alcohol suspected to be a factor. They said the cause of the crash was inattentiveness.