Teens injured in Cass County rollover accident near Anita


December 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Cass County are investigating two separate, injury accidents. One occurred Thursday evening near Cold Springs State Park. Dispatch reports indicated two people were injured during the single-vehicle accident about one-half mile south of Lewis Lake. The accident happened at around 6:10-p.m. Lewis Fire and Griswold Rescue responded to the scene. One of the victims suffered a shoulder injury, the other a laceration to the head, when the car they were in went off the road and ended-up in a ditch. None of the injuries were believed to have been life threatening. Emergency responders reported the roads in the area, especially on the curves, were “like a skating rink,”  meaning very icy.

The second accident happened sometime early this (Friday) morning. The Sheriff’s Department says they received a call from the Emergency Room at the Cass County Memorial Hospital just after 2-a.m., indicating several teenagers had been in a vehicle which rolled over northeast of Anita, at about 760th and Boone Road. Officials say early reports were, that 2 teens were flown to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha, just after 3:30-a.m., while another was transported to a hospital in Des Moines. It appears at least 7 people were in the vehicle when it crashed.

Both accidents remain under investigation, and there are currently NO other details available.