Emergency Personnel Respond to Two Accidents

Rescue personnel were called out to two accidents over the weekend.
The Antelope County Sheriff’s Department, Nebraska State Patrol and Elgin Volunteer Fire Department/Rescue responded to an early morning accident Sunday. At approximately 4 a.m., a call was received concerning a single vehicle rollover located 1/4 mile east of Elgin on 836 Road.
According to Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore, a 2005 Chevy Silverado pickup, owned and driven by Justin Henn of Elgin, rolled onto its side after attempting to turn on a curve going too fast, leaving the roadway and hitting the edge of a culvert, trapping the two occupants, Henn and Mark Dinslage of Elgin. Rescue personnel had to remove the front windshield to remove Dinslage while Henn was able to extract himself through the rear window.
Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson said the two were transported by ambulance to Antelope Memorial Hospital where they were treated. Moore said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the accident however it is still under investigation.
Motorcycle Accident
An Aurora man had a close encounter of the third kind Sunday afternoon west of Elgin.
According to Wheeler County Sheriff Adrian Lindsay, Phil Brown, 38, of Aurora, NE was westbound on Highway 70 on a 2007 Victory motorcycle.
Approximately 14 miles out of town, Brown met up with a small grouping of deer. Brown managed to avoid two of the deer but the third one wasn’t quite so lucky.
Bartlett Rescue received the call at approximately noon, responded to the scene and then transported Brown to Antelope Memorial Hospital. Lindsay said that Brown was treated for relatively minor injuries (scrapes & cuts) considering the nature of the accident. Lindsay reported the motorcycle was totaled.