Nebraska school scrambles to fix FieldTurf damaged by flipped car

Repair crews work on the Omaha South football field which was damaged by a teenage driver — Twitter

Nebraska school scrambles to fix FieldTurf damaged by flipped car

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Nebraska school scrambles to fix FieldTurf damaged by flipped car

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Repair crews work on the Omaha South football field which was damaged by a teenage driver — Twitter

Repair crews work on the Omaha South football field which was damaged by a teenage driver — Twitter

You should never drink and drive. If you do, it’s an even worse idea to head toward a school’s football stadium. Nothing good will come of this.

One Nebraska teen learned those lessons the hard way over the weekend when he wrecked his car, driving it straight into a fence surrounding the Omaha South’s Collins Stadium football field. Upon colliding with the fence, the car flipped and landed on the field, tearing up the FieldTurf surface in turn.

According to the Omaha World-Herald and Omaha ABC affiliate KETV, the damage was superficial enough that repair work should be completed in plenty of time to host an end of the week football game. It may even be completed by Tuesday, in large part because the field’s drainage system was not affected. The World-Herald reported that Midwest FieldTurf is performing all repair work at the site.

And while a high school football game may take primary importance, there are plenty of reasons to get the South field fixed quickly, as made clear by Omaha Public Schools Supervisor of Athletics Bob Danenhauer.

“There’s a lot of community use. Just this field here out of our nine field turf stadiums in the Omaha Public Schools, has the most community use out of all of them,” said Danenhauer told KETV.

As for the teen involved, he is facing an uncertain future and has had a number of charges levied against him. The list includes willful reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving without proof of insurance and open container violations.

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