Teen escapes rollover accident with minor injuries

Emergency responders with Osage County Fire District No. 6 work to extricate a woman from a rolled over vehicle, Sunday near Burlingame. Photo thanks to Eric Willard.

A Pleasanton woman escaped serious injury after a rollover accident Sunday afternoon east of Burlingame. The Osage County Sheriff’s Office said a 911 call came in about 1:12 p.m. Jan. 17, 2021, reporting the accident in 4700 block of U.S. Highway 56, or near U.S. 56 and South Indian Hills Road.

The sheriff’s office reported that a 2008 Ford Mustang convertible driven by Megan Gillespie, 18, of Pleasanton, Kan., had been eastbound on U.S. 56, when she lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The driver overcorrected, and the car went into the ditch, where it hit an embankment and rolled over. Gillespie was the only occupant of the vehicle and was trapped underneath of it. After Gillespie was extricated, she was checked by EMS for injuries, but declined to be transported. She had been wearing a seatbelt.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Osage County Fire District No. 6, Burlingame, and Osage County EMS.

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