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2007-01-25

Nurse escapes serious injury in rollover

By David Arny

The driver of a 1998 Toyota RAV lost control and rolled the sports utility vehicle twice before coming to a rest next to SH 173 north Thursday, Jan. 19. The accident, which occurred approximately 12 miles north of Bandera at 3:45 p.m., left the driver, Bonnie Scholl of Kerrville, with what appeared to be minor injuries.

The home health care nurse was en route to Bandera for an appointment with a local patient. It appeared to sheriff’s investigator Deputy Michael Case that one of Scholl’s tires made contact with the soft shoulder of the highway and she over compensated trying to right the vehicle. Witnesses saw the auto roll twice before landing upright on the east side of the road. Case credited Scholl’s seatbelt with preventing her from sustaining far more serious injuries or death.

A Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital spokesperson said that Scholl was treated and released later that evening.