A two-vehicle accident took place around 330 feet from the Melham Medical Center Emergency Room entrance on Sunday, January 9.
According to the Broken Bow Police Department, around 11:30 AM, Kimberly Schofield, 48 of Alma, was driving a 2007 GMC Tahoe east on Memorial Drive and slowed to turn into the Melham Medical Center parking lot. At the same time a Chevrolet Trax, driven by Rebecca Wooters, 19 of Callaway, with an underage passenger, was also traveling east on Memorial Drive and failed to slow down for the turning Tahoe and crashed into the rear of the vehicle.
Wooters and the underage passenger were taken to Melham Medical Center by Broken Bow EMS with possible injuries. Schofield was uninjured in the accident.
The Trax was visibly totaled, while the Tahoe was able to be driven from the scene having sustained approximately $10,000 in damage. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts; however, the underage passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. Airbags were deployed in the Trax, while no airbags were deployed in the Tahoe. No citations were issued.
Broken Bow Fire and Rescue, Broken Bow Police Department, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, and Hunter’s Towing responded to the accident.