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Patrol says driver who slid off I-29 into water-filled ditch is in stable condition

HILLSBORO, N.D. - A 47-year-old Canadian man who was stuck upside down in more than two-and-ahalf feet of water for about 10 minutes after his vehicle rolled about 10:40 p.m. Monday near Hillsboro on Interstate 29 has been identified. Oman Gora o...

 

HILLSBORO, N.D. - A 47-year-old Canadian man who was stuck upside down in more than two-and-ahalf feet of water for about 10 minutes after his vehicle rolled about 10:40 p.m. Monday near Hillsboro on Interstate 29 has been identified.

Oman Gora of Calgary, Alberta, was airlifted to a Fargo hospital for treatment for hypothermia.

North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Adam Dvorak said Gora, who also had some other injuries, was in stable condition on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Dvorak, Gora was northbound about two miles north of Hillsboro and was speeding when he passed a pickup.

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He failed to maintain control of his 2004 Nissan Xterra on the icy roadway, slid clockwise, entered the east ditch and rolled with the vehicle landing on its roof. It came to rest in about two feet of water in the ditch from the melting snow.

Gora freed himself from his seat belt, but was unable to exit the vehicle.

The Hillsboro Fire Department extricated Gora from his vehicle.

 

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