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Three-vehicle accident Thursday morning sends one to hospital in Scottsbluff

Three-vehicle accident Thursday morning sends one to hospital in Scottsbluff
Strang/RRN/KNEB

One person was sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle accident at one of Scottsbluff’s more accident-riddled intersections Thursday morning.

Police Sgt. Cody Enlow says officers were called to Avenue B and Highway 26 shortly after 10:30 a.m. to find an a sedan and two pickups, one towing a large fifth-wheel camper, had tangled at the intersection.

Enlow says the investigation revealed that 87-year-old Cecel Carlson of Scottsbluff was westbound on the highway and failed to yield the right of way as she turned south on Avenue B. Carlson’s Buick LeSabre was struck by a 2010 Ford F-350 pickup towing the camper driven by 61 year old Jeffrey Gregson of Sundance, Wyo.

Investigators say the impact cause the Buick to spin out, jump the center median and strike a 2015 Ford F-150 pickup driven by 62-year-old Janice Haun of Scottsbluff.  Gregson’s pickup and trailer jackknifed and slid to the southeast corner of the
intersection, coming to a rest just shy of a light pole with the trailer tipped to the side.

Carlson suffered a broken pelvis and ribs, and was transported by Valley Ambulance to Regional West Medical Center, where she’s listed in good condition Friday morning.

Both Carlson’s and Gregson’s vehicles were total losses, with the trailer suffering several thousand dollars in damage. An estimated $500 damage was caused to Haun’s vehicle.

No citations were issued, and Scottsbluff Police were assisted by the Scottsbluff Fire Dept., Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Nebraska State Patrol.

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