Sep 21, 2022

2 transported to hospital following Scottsbluff accident

Posted Sep 21, 2022 4:00 PM

Panhandle Post

On Sept. 20 at approximately 1:58 p.m. Scottsbluff police officers were dispatched to Highway 26 just east of Avenue B to an accident.

A 2017 Ford Focus driven by a 90-year-old Scottsbluff man, had been eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided with a 2007 Toyota Sienna driven by 39-year-old Adam Chavez of Scottsbluff.

"Based on the preliminary investigation it is believed the driver of the Ford Focus suffered a medical emergency, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle and continued into oncoming traffic," Scottsbluff Patrol Sergeant Krisa Brass said.

Both drivers were transported to Regional West Medical Center for various injuries. The vehicles were totaled.

Scottsbluff Fire Department, Valley Ambulance and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted with this accident.