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Two women injured in accident south of town

Two Gothenburg women were fortunate their injuries were not more serious Saturday afternoon following a one-vehicle accident.

The Gothenburg rescue unit was called to a gravel road about nine miles southeast of Gothenburg Saturday after Karen Mann, the driver of the car, called for help, according to assistant rescue captain Mike Wagner.

Wagner said the women were traveling west in a mid-sized SUV.

“They were evidently talking and didn’t see the curve,” he said.

The vehicle didn’t make the curve, Wagner said, and went into a ditch where it hit an embankment.

When rescue personnel arrived, he said Mann was outside the car but Logan was in the vehicle with a severely broken ankle. Wagner said he was not sure if seat belts were in use.

Mann suffered a broken wrist and both women had minor cuts and bruises, he said.

Wagner said they were taken to Gothenburg Memorial Hospital and Logan was transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney by ambulance.

On Tuesday, she was listed in fair condition at the hospital.

Mann was treated and released, he said.

Wagner said that more accidents are occurring because more people are distracted while driving.

“Cell phones and mp3 players, talking with passengers and not paying attention are common causes of accidents,” he said.

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