Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Four young adults injured in UTV accident

One undergoes surgery on ankle

The driver of a utility terrain vehicle that flipped over on June 2 is recovering from a foot injury at home.

Alix Meisinger, 19, suffered deep tissue damage to his left ankle, his mother Mary said Tuesday.

Meisinger and three other passengers were taken by ambulance to Gothenburg Memorial Hospital following the accident on south Cottonwood Drive all with non life-threatening injuries, according to Gothenburg Fire Department rescue captain Jason Wagner.

Meisinger was later taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he underwent surgery last Friday and was released Saturday, Mary said.

Passenger Alec Foster of Gothenburg, who is 19, spent the night at GMH with road rash on his left side. He was released the next day.

The two other passengers, Kaylea Reyes of Cozad and Annabelle Greger of Omaha, were treated and released.

Greger is 19 and Reyes is 17.

The police report said Meisinger was southbound on Cottonwood Drive about 8:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Wagner said the vehicle was near the city’s wastewater treatment plant, when the hood flipped up and struck the driver on the hand.

The driver, he said, overcorrected and the UTV fell on its side.

Seat belts were not in use, Wagner said.