Seatbelt saves driver from rollover

Phillip Doyle’s car landed upside down on County Road #3 after he avoided crashing into a crossing car that had run a stop sign on County Road 142 on Thursday, Feb. 18. (Wade Young photo)

Wearing a seatbelt helped a man escape injury when his car rolled on Le Sueur County Road #3 in Montgomery, in the early morning hours on Thursday, Feb. 18.

According to Anne Doyle, her son, Phillip, 21 of Montgomery, was going to work at Technical Methods, Inc. in Lonsdale around 6 a.m. on the outskirts of Montgomery when another car traveling westbound on County Road 142 (dirt road) ran a stop sign and forced Phillip to slam on his brakes to avoid a crash.

According to Le Sueur County Sheriff Deputy Richard Droog, Phillip was wearing his seatbelt when the accident happened that left his car upside down on the west side of the road.

When he called 911, Phillip said he was out of the vehicle and was not injured.

“Phillip Doyle advised that he was Northbound on Co Rd 3 when a vehicle went through the stop sign on Co Rd 142. He advised that the other vehicle was traveling Westbound on Co. Rd 142 at a high rate of speed, and never even slowed down for the stop sign,” Droog wrote in the county incident report. “He advised that he slammed on his brakes, started to slide, and hit the ditch. He stated that he then...

To see more on this story pick up the February 25, 2021 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger.

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