BROKEN BOW— A two-vehicle accident near the Broken Bow Golf Club driving range, sent occupants of both vehicles to the hospital on Wednesday, October 7. According to Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy Barret Gibbons, a silver Ford F-150 pickup was traveling west on Highway 2, on the west side of Broken Bow, and was attempting to make a left turn when it was struck from behind by a Chrysler Town and Country minivan.
The force of the accident spun the pickup around, while the van traveled into the east side ditch. The lone occupant of the van and one of the occupants of the pickup was transported to Melham Medical Center with unknown injuries.
The pickup sustained heavy damage to the passenger side of the truck bed, while the van was totaled.
According to Emergency Services Director Andy Holland, three fire trucks were on scene, two ambulances, approximately nine firemen, and numerous EMTs.
Broken Bow Fire and Rescue, Custer County Sherriff’s Office, and the Nebraska State Patrol responded to the accident. The van was towed away by Hunter’s Towing and Repair and the pickup was towed by Ranchland Ford.
The accident is still under investigation by the Custer County Sherriff’s Office.