Sun Glare Causes Two Vehicle Accident; Calf Causes A Single Vehicle Accident

BROKEN BOW—Nature was at fault for the two accidents that occurred on Wednesday, September 26. The first accident occurred in Broken Bow at the intersection of South E St. and South 14th Ave. According to the police report, the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Impala was driving East on South E St. and was attempting to make a left turn onto South 14th Ave.

At the same time, a 2001 Chrysler 300M, driven by Abby Scott of Broken Bow, was traveling West on South E St. Due to the morning sun, the driver of the Impala was unable to see the other vehicle and began to turn left into oncoming traffic.

South E Street Accident

Scott was unable to stop in time and the two vehicles collided. No injures required the use of an ambulance, however Scott did have pain to the face and chest caused by the air bag, but did refuse medical treatment on scene. Seat belts were used properly in all vehicles. The estimated damage to the Impala was $2,500 and the Chrysler was estimated as being totaled.

According to police logs, the second accident of the day was caused by a calf that had crossed into the road near Road 425 and Road 805, West of Merna. According to the log, the 2007 Ford Taurus was traveling North on Road 425 when a calf made it onto the road.

The driver of the vehicle swerved right to avoid the calf and entered the East side ditch and collided with a fence. When the officer arrived at the scene, the vehicle had already been brought out of the ditch and was on the side of the road. There appeared to minimal damage to the vehicle and both the driver and occupant reported no injuries.

** Some driver’s names are not listed due to being a juvenile**