IVFD, Imperial EMS and the Chase County Sheriff’s Department officers look over the scene of a motor home accident Tuesday afternoon. Driver Antronette Lynn Janowetch was rescued from the flipped motor home, and transported to Chase County Community Hospital where she was treated and released with no serious injuries. (Johnson Publications photo)
Motor home drives off cliff, driver okay
Afternoon lake activities were interrupted Tuesday when a motor home drove off the end of a trail road on the southwest end of Enders Reservoir.
Units from Imperial Volunteer Fire Department (IVFD), the Imperial EMS and Chase County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident. Nebraska Game and Parks personnel were also present.
Antronette Lynn Janowetch of Imperial was the lone occupant trapped inside the motor home that had flipped on its side. She was rescued in a joint effort of the Sheriff’s Office and IVFD and then transported to the hospital by EMS.
According to Sheriff Kevin Mueller, Janowetch was treated and released with no serious injuries.
According to Mueller, after investigation, it was determined that Janowetch came to the end of a trail road, failed to stop and drove off the cliff.
The accident is still under investigation as both alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor, said Mueller.
Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop from Wauneta arrived on scene with two large wreckers to pull the motor home back to the road. The IVFD stayed on scene and took preventative measures to prevent fire possibilities.
“Where she went off, if she had been over 10 feet either way she would have slid all the way down,” said Nick Schultz, IVFD truck driver.
Mueller encourages everyone to be cautious on the lake trail roads and use common driving safety practices to prevent future accidents.