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Vehicular collision injures local man

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 26th, 2013




NIOBRARA COUNTY - A man was injured and two vehicles were totaled when a collision took place west of Manville on Saturday, June 15.

According to Wyoming State Highway Patrolman Sheldon Poage, the incident took place at approximately 2:45 p.m. at Milepost 28 on Highway 1820. The accident involved two vehicles: a yellow Dodge Dakota heading eastbound and a silver Acura heading westbound. The Dodge Dakota was driven by a female Niobrara County resident and carried one additional occupant. A male Niobrara County resident was behind the wheel of the Acura. The Acura was also carrying two passengers.

The collision occurred when the Dodge Dakota was turning left into the driveway of the driver’s place of residence. The Dodge Dakota hit the Acura, but not before the Acura’s driver attempted to evade collision. The attempt was unsuccessful, however, and the impact sent the Acura off the roadway.

“The driver of the Acura was trying to go right to avoid the Dakota,” Poage told the Herald. “They collided on pavement and the Acura went into a ditch.”

Responding units from the Wyoming State Highway Patrol, the Niobrara County Sheriff’s Department and the Lusk Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly after the accident. The scene, says Poage, was cleared in approximately 30 minutes.

The driver of the Acura was injured during the crash and was transported to the Niobrara County Hospital to receive medical attention. He was released later that night. The other individuals involved in the collision were also taken to the Niobrara County Hospital as a precaution.



For the complete article see the 06-19-2013 issue.

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