A Benewah County man escaped a crash near St. Maries with his life Aug. 28.

According to Benewah County Sheriff Dave Resser, James M. Roberts was traveling north on State 3 in the vicinity of Hilltop Cedar at around noon when the accident occurred. A tire on his vehicle burst, sending him across the center line and into the opposing ditch.

While Mr. Roberts suffered various cuts, bruises and other injuries to his head and face, none were life-threatening. He was taken by ambulance to the emergency room in the Benewah Community Hospital. His current status is unknown.

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