BLAINE COUNTY– A Dunning woman is lucky to be alive following a two-vehicle accident near Brewster.
According to Blaine County Sheriff Tim Sierks, at approximately 1 PM on Thursday, March 18, Matt Eggert was traveling west on NE Highway 91 in a 1995 Dodge pickup towing a bale trailer about to turn onto a county road, approximately 3 miles west of Brewster. At the same time, Lauren Osborne of Dunning was also traveling west on Highway 91 when she crashed into the bale trailer.
According to Sheriff Sierks, the impact of the crash was so severe, it pushed the bale trailer approximately six feet and caused extensive damage to the hitch and front of the trailer. Brewster Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and used extrication equipment to remove Osborne from the vehicle. Sheriff Sierks said the crash caused extensive injuries to the lower extremities of Osborne including breaking both femurs and ankles.
Osborne was taken from the scene by a Great Plains Air medical helicopter to Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Sheriff Sierks stated inattentiveness was most likely the cause of the crash as there was no indication that Osborne attempted to slow down before crashing into the trailer. Eggert was un-injured.