BEATRICE – A Fairbury motorist was injured in a July 4th highway intersection collision in southern Gage County.
Sheriff’s investigators say a westbound Jeep driven by 29-year-old Jamie Smith, of Fairbury allegedly failed to stop at a sign at the intersection of West PWF Road and Nebraska Highway 112. The 1995 Jeep was struck broadside by a southbound 2007 Suzuki S-U-V, driven by 30-year-old Thomas Glowiak, of Manhattan, Kansas.
Sheriff’s officers say both vehicles came to rest in the southwest ditch, sustaining heavy damage. The Jeep rolled at least once, before coming to rest.
Smith was taken to Bryan LGH West Medical Center in Lincoln, for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Glowiak was not taken to a hospital. The drivers were alone in their vehicles and airbags deployed in both.
Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Wymore Fire and Rescue and Blue Springs Fire all responded to the scene. The collision happened at around 3:30 p.m., on the Fourth.