Woman walks away from morning accident on Highway 83
Tragedy was avoided in a truck versus passenger accident Monday morning on Highway 83 south of North Platte.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department confirming a two vehicle, injury accident near mile marker 63 on U.S. Highway 83. It was reported a truck and a car struck head on and one of the drivers was injured.
Deputies and rescue workers arrived to find a female driver with non-life threatening injuries being assisted by other citizens. She was later taken to Great Plains Health for treatment.
The investigation into the accident revealed a northbound Isuzu Sweeper Truck (used to clean parking lots) crossed the center line of the roadway. The Isuzu collided with a southbound Chevrolet Equinox, striking it on the left side of the vehicle. This caused both vehicles to slide out of control.
It appears the driver of the Isuzu fell asleep, causing him to strike the Equinox, he was not injured. Drugs or Alcohol were not a cause of the accident.