KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department:
“On October 28, 2019 @ 9:27 a.m. the Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Kearney Fire Department, and Good Samaritan EMS responded to multiple vehicle accident at the intersections of 25th Street & 3rd Avenue. Investigations determined that a gray Ford Taurus was traveling southbound on 3rd Avenue and failed to yield the right of way when crossing 25th Street.
The vehicle was struck by a City of Kearney sanitation truck as well as a semi hauling a fully loaded grain trailer. The semi continued eastbound into the intersection of 25th Street and 2nd Avenue where it struck a Ford Ranger pickup and then crossed over into the westbound traffic lanes striking a Dodge Ram pulling a flatbed trailer.
This collision forced the pickup and trailer into a Lexus in the adjacent lane. The seventh vehicle involved, a Ford Escape, was traveling westbound on 25th Street, saw the collision occurring and took evasive action causing minor damage to this vehicle as well.
The two occupants of the Ford Taurus were taken to CHI Good Samaritan by ambulance. One passenger, a 16-year-old male, was later life flighted to Omaha. The driver of the Ford Ranger was also taken to CHI Good Samaritan. The driver of the semi was transported for injuries by private transport.
The driver of the Ford Taurus was cited for failure to yield the right of way and the driver of the semi was cited for a seatbelt violation.”