Man Rolls Car, Nurse Driving Behind Saves Him

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A driver lost control of his vehicle, around 9 p.m. Sunday, near Bennington.  He flipped his car twice, but thankfully, a nurse was driving the car right behind him.

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A driver lost control of his vehicle, around 9 p.m. Sunday, near Bennington. He flipped his car twice, but thankfully, a nurse was driving the car right behind him.

The crash happened near 168th and Pawnee, just north of Bennington. 31-year-old Sidele Ridgebear was heading northbound on Pawnee. He told police high winds and black ice caused him to lose control. He then rolled into a ditch and landed upside down.

Family told WOWT 6 News that a woman behind him happened to be a nurse and saved his life.

“When she saw he flipped, she ran down and pulled him out," said his girlfriend. "The car was still running when he was pulled out. And then she brought him home. Very, very, lucky. I don’t think anyone would have seen him down there."

Since Ridgebear went home, police initially believed the driver fled, and even though the car to be stolen for a short while. He did return to the scene about an hour later to talk with police and explain he left with the nurse.


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