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Minor injuries in rollover

A Colorado Springs man had minor scratches, and his wife suffered a dislocated shoulder after their pickup rolled over Sunday on Colorado Highway 131 near Yampa.

Kenneth Scott, 63, and his wife Alice Scott, 63, were traveling southbound on Colo. 131 near milepost 43 when Kenneth drove off the right side of the road, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Kirk Gardner said. The passenger side of the 2004 Ford F250 hit a tree, and the truck began rotating clockwise.

The truck rolled one complete time, coming to rest off the side of the road facing to the northwest, Gardner said. The accident happened at noon.

Kenneth and Alice Scott were transported by ambulance to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Kenneth was treated for minor scratches and was released.

Alice was treated for a dislocated shoulder and minor abrasions, Gardner said. She was released Sunday.

Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, which Gardner said likely reduced their injuries.

“The truck was totaled,” he said. “Had they not had seat belts and airbags, it would have been very much worse.”

Road surfaces were dry, and weather was clear at the time of the accident. The driver was not speeding at the time, nor were alcohol or drugs involved in the accident, Gardner said.

Scott was cited for careless driving causing bodily injury.

The Scotts were traveling to Colorado Springs at the time of the accident.

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