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Emergency room busy after rollover accidents
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The Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to one injury accident on Friday and two early Saturday.

Muriel N. Hunter, 15, of Hoisington was driving north on NE 10 Ave. at 3:15 p.m. Friday and lost control of the car. The 2000 Buick went sideways, striking the embankment, and rolled while striking four fence posts. The car rolled at least two and a half times, coming to rest on its wheels. Passengers Taylor Robert Turner, 15, and Mason Duane Walk, 16, both residents of Great Bend, were ejected. Another passenger, Nicole Anna Likes, 15, was not injured.

All four were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Hoisington Emergency Medical Service. The car was totaled.

At 2:15 a.m. Saturday, Lawrence resident Carissa Nott, 19, who is living in a dorm at Barton Community College, was driving north in the 100 block of Washington St. when she reached down for something in her car and went off the east side of the road. She over-corrected and the Chevrolet Cavalier then went into the west ditch, rolling onto its top.

Nott had small abrasions to her hands and arms. She refused treatment by the Great Bend Fire Department ambulance.

Another rollover occurred around the same time, 2:15 a.m. Saturday, in the 100 block of NW 20 Ave. Joshua D. Ellis, 30, of Great Bend was southbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and went off the east side of the roadway. The Jeep struck the ditch and a field with the front driver-side corner, forcing it to tip onto its passenger side. It flipped two times before coming to rest on its wheels. Ellis was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Great Bend Regional by an unknown person passing by the accident. He was treated for minor cuts to the hand and arms, and was released.

The conditions of other patients was not known at press time.