Jan 15, 2020 6:22 PM

Early-morning accident sends 2 to the hospital

Posted Jan 15, 2020 6:22 PM
North Platte Police and North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to an injury accident at 5th and Tabor on Wednesday morning.
North Platte Police and North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to an injury accident at 5th and Tabor on Wednesday morning.

By Post Staff

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-An accident on Wednesday morning sent two people to the hospital.

North Platte police say officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle injury accident at the intersection of East 5th Street and Tabor Street at around 7:45 a.m.

Officer Beth Kerr says the investigation shows that a minivan was traveling westbound on East 5th Street when it entered the intersection at South Tabor Street at the same time as a southbound box truck.

Officer Kerr says the intersection is unmarked (no yield signs or stop signs) and the two vehicles collided when the minivan failed to yield the right of way to the box truck.

Following the collision, the minivan traveled into a yard and struck a residence on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Police say the driver and passenger of the minivan were transported to Great Plains Health with minor injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured. No injuries were reported to the occupants of the residence. 

Officer Kerr says the minivan is a total loss. The damage to the box truck is minimal. The residence also sustained minor damage.