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Safety Belts Keep Three-Car Accident from Serious Injuries


Date: July 4, 2011
Location: Intersection Highway 20 & Old Bend Redmond Hwy.
Names: Micah Nelson, Alko Dawn Fadler

A two-vehicle collision Monday morning resulted in three people receiving minor injuries and a Bend man being charged with a driving offense.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Don Wagner reported that at sometime around 11 a.m., Micah Nelson, 31 and from Bend, was stopped on Old Bend Redmond Highway, facing north in a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. Wagner said that Nelson then tried to cross Highway 20, but he collided with a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck being driven by Alko Fadler, age 40, from Frieheim, Missouri. The impact was such that Fadler lost control of her vehicle, which rolled once before coming to rest on its wheels. Fadler was also carrying a 15-year-old female passenger.

Authorities from the OSP, Deschutes County Fire Department and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office all arrived on the scene. Fortunately, none of the three people involved in the crash required transport to a medical facility. All three were using safety restraints at the time of the collision, according to Sgt. Wagner. Micah Nelson was subsequently charged with failure to obey a traffic control device.

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