Five people were transported after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highways 32 and 57 on Thursday night.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Office, an eastbound pickup driven by Angel Sandoval, 31, of Madison pulled into the path of a south bound SUV driven by Mistie Foote, 34, of Clarkson at about 7 p.m. — 8 miles south of Stanton.
The collision forced both vehicles off the roadway in the west ditch. Sandoval was extricated from the wreckage. Sandoval and his two children age 8 and 10 were all transported to FRHS in Norfolk by ambulance. Foote and her teenage daughter were also transported to FRHS by ambulance. Stanton Fire/Rescue along with Leigh and Clarkson Rescue responded to the scene.
According to Sheriff Mike Unger, it was very lucky there were no fatalities.
The highway intersection was partially blocked for just over an hour as the scene was cleared. Seatbelts were in use and airbags deployed in both vehicles and are credited with preventing more serious injuries. Stanton County Emergency Management also assisted at the scene with traffic control.