A black Ford Escape rolled over on Highway 16 on Feb. 6.

A black Ford Escape rolled over on Highway 16 on Feb. 6.

Looking for dropped cell phone leads to vehicle rollover

Emergency services attended the scene of a single vehicle rollover on Feb. 6 at around 1:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 10, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Emergency services attended the scene of a single vehicle rollover on Feb. 6 at around 1:30 p.m.

Just near the dump, a black Ford Escape rolled over and was found upside down in the ditch. Police say that there were no injuries from the incident.

Officers say that the driver had dropped his cell phone and was reaching between the seats for it when he took his eyes off the road. When the driver looked up he had crossed the double-solid line on the highway and was in the oncoming lane. He over-corrected to avoid oncoming traffic and hit the ditch, rolling the vehicle.

The driver was given two violation tickets, for driving without due care and for crossing the solid double line.

The vehicle took major damage and had to be towed from the scene.