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Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

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A mid-sized car, apparently driven by an elderly woman, struck a parked pickup on North Main Street near the intersection of Maple and Main, near the NAPA Store this morning, May 12th. The southbound vehicle flipped and came to rest on its roof.

“We don’t know if she used her seatbelt because she was unbuckled when we arrived,” said a Lamar Police Officer. Lamar Fire Department Chief, Jeremy Burkhart said the woman was seated upright inside the car and was taken to Prowers Medical Center for a check on her condition.  He said she didn’t appear to have suffered any injuries on the outside of her body at initial glance.

The pickup that was struck belongs to Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner who was inside NAPA when his vehicle was hit. “I heard the sound of the hit, but I didn’t see it occur,” Stagner said, assessing the damage at Stagner Motors, just up the road from NAPA.  He believes the impact may have traveled up through the drive train and the claim will be for a total loss.  The impact was enough to push the rear left tire solidly up against the well.  Traffic was detoured around the site until the vehicle was removed, shortly before 10:30 am.

By Russ Baldwin

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