Seatbelts likely save life of driver, woman and child in I-35 crash
BETHANY, Mo. — A car went airborne Friday morning on I-35 north of Bethany, Mo. in Harrison Co., but all the people in the car were wearing seatbelts and suffered only minor injuries.
The 58-year-old driver was headed southbound at about 8:00 a.m. on I-35 at mile marker 97 about five miles north of Bethany when he went off the east side of the roadway in his 2005 Dodge Magnum. The car continued into the median and then, when it hit a small embankment, it vaulted over it and became airborne, according to the Highway Patrol. When it landed back on the ground, the car flipped clockwise and then turned over, resting on its top.
Two others in the car, a 30-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy were taken to the hospital by ambulance but their injuries were described as ‘minor.’