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Driver uninjured after car flips on State: Car hits post at research center

Press Photo by Nadya Faulx A man uses a tow truck to flip the car that hit a post and flipped on its back Friday on State Avenue in Dickinson. The driver of the flipped vehicle was uninjured.

A Dickinson man walked away uninjured after he hit a post and flipped his car near the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center along State Avenue in Dickinson.

Patrick Lohan, 37, was driving southbound when his car hit a curb and flipped. The car hit a 100-year-old post on the NDSU Research Extension Center lot and landed on its roof on the property just north of Empire Road. REC Director Kris Ringwall said the vehicle didn’t do too much damage.

Dickinson Police officers don’t know what caused the crash. Sgt. Nick Gates was not at the scene of the accident but spoke to Lohan afterward.

“Looks like it was kind of a fluke thing, maybe not paying attention,” he said.

Lohan was arrested for driving under suspension, but was released and back at work after he posted bond.