Rollover Next to National Monument West of Beatrice, Injures One Seriously

BEATRICE – One person was airlifted by helicopter from a rollover accident at the west edge of the Homestead National Monument of America, today.

A van rolled over just south of a concrete bridge along Southwest 89th Road, about a half-mile south of Nebraska Highway Four.

Beatrice Rural and City Fire personnel and equipment were sent to the scene of the accident, being investigated by the Gage County Sheriff’s Office.

Corey Lieneman is a Captain with Beatrice Fire and Rescue.

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A medical helicopter summoned to the scene from Lincoln, landed in the parking lot of the Freeman School, off the north side of highway four.   The person ejected from the van was transported there by ground ambulance, then flown for medical treatment.

The accident happened at around 12:30 p.m.  The teal-colored van ended up on its’ side, partly on the gravel roadway surface near the bridge.   No word yet on the identities of the occupants.   One person, who was seat-belted inside the vehicle, was not seriously injured.

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