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February 7, 2013

Man rolls car west of Arlington

RUSHVILLE — William W. Ridenhour, 85, of Oxford, Ohio, escaped serious injury when the Chevrolet Cruze he was driving rolled multiple times on U.S. 52 west of Arlington shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ridenhour was westbound when it is believed he fell asleep at the wheel and left the north side of the highway and entered a side ditch.

Deputy Steve Houston said the vehicle left the road and traveled a short distance prior to striking a concrete culvert that caused the car to go airborne and roll. The vehicle landed on its top on a culvert on the west side of CR 980W, rolled once more and struck and uprooted a dead tree before coming to rest on its top.

A resident was inside his nearby home and heard the accident.

“I was inside when I heard the first collision and then a second. I guess that was when it hit the tree. When I came outside, the driver was trying to climb out the rear window of the vehicle,” James Whitney said.

He continued by saying that with assistance Ridenhour exited the vehicle through the driver’s side door.

Following treatment at the scene, the Ohio man was transported to Rush Memorial Hospital for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

Assisting at the scene were Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, RCSD, RMH Ambulance and Davis Towing.

Deputy Duane Raab said that the use of proper restraints coupled with front and side airbags had a dramatic impact on reducing the severity of the Oxford man’s injuries.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106

 

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