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No injuries in rollover crash

NEW CASTLE – No one was injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Thursday evening on Castle Valley Boulevard in New Castle, though police anticipate the car involved in the wreck is a total loss. Pamela Schieldt, 20, was driving a white Honda Accord about 6 p.m. when she turned east onto Castle Valley Boulevard from Alder Avenue.According to New Castle police officer Justin Wareham, Schieldt was traveling between 25 and 30 mph when she steered the car into the median on Castle Valley Boulevard. The vehicle hit a “keep right” sign in the center of the median, tearing it down, and then hit a light pole directly behind the sign, causing both light fixtures attached to the pole to dislodge and crash to the pavement below.The right side of the vehicle then rolled off the median, causing the Honda to flip onto its side, and then flip completely over, coming to rest on its roof.Schieldt was wearing her seat belt, and was able to extricate herself from the vehicle. She was not injured in the accident, though she did complain of a sore neck.”That’s common in rollovers when people are wearing their seat belts,” Wareham said. Wareham said Schieldt could not remember what happened to cause the accident. He issued her a ticket for careless driving.Wareham did commend Schieldt, however, for wearing her seat belt. “It kept her from being ejected from the vehicle and possibly sustaining serious injuries,” he said. Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.com


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