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Car skids on top 108 feet

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 14th, 2013

GRAFTON- A black 2005 Hyundai Tucson driven by Melissa Harris of West Union ended up on its top Tuesday morning.

Harris was driving on Route 50 toward Grafton by the White Front Tavern, when she took her eyes off of the road and lost control. She swerved into the ditch along the right side of the road and cut her steering wheel back toward the roadway in an attempt to gain control.

The vehicle then went in the ditch on the opposite side of the road and came back onto the roadway once more as it flipped and skid 108 feet on its top before coming to a stop.

Taylor County Chief Deputy Robert H. Beltner stated, “If she had not been buckled up, she could have been tossed out of the vehicle as it flipped. That seatbelt potentially saved her life.” Harris escaped with what appeared to be no life threatening injuries.

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