Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Gothenburg man hurt in roll-over accident

Demoret air lifted to Kearney.

A two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Gothenburg left a local man beat up, broken and lucky to be alive.

Aaron Demoret, 19, of Gothenburg sustained critical injuries when the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving west on Road 767 collided with a 2000 Chevy Malibu traveling north on Road 418.

According to Dawson County sheriff Gary Reiber, Demoret failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection and his Blazer struck the passenger side rear of the Malibu driven by Gary Howell of Cozad sending the car into the road ditch.

Demoret’s vehicle continued through the intersection and into the northwest ditch, rolling three times before coming to rest on the driver’s side in a corn field.

Reiber said Demoret was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the Blazer, landing approximately 50 feet from the vehicle.

Gothenburg rescue crews transported Demoret to Gothenburg Memorial Hospital with head trauma, a crushed chest including rib fractures, a collapsed lung and abdominal bleeding.

He was air lifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney where he was treated until being released Saturday.

Howell, who was wearing a seatbelt, was also transported to GMH for back pain. He was treated and released.

Reiber said both vehicles were a total loss.