BEATRICE – Traffic was slowed for a short period of time this morning, following an accident in north Beatrice. An older model Ford S-U-V rolled onto its side, in the median of U.S. Highway 77.
A police officer investigating says the 17-year-old Beatrice girl driving the Ford was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The accident happened when the SUV was following a car driven by a 24-year-old Beatrice woman in the northbound, right-side lane. Both drivers apparently changed lanes at the same time. The SUV driver applied the brakes and swerved to miss the other vehicle, but lost control, tipping onto the driver’s side in the median.
The other driver was not injured.
Traffic was able to move through the area slowly, on one northbound and one southbound lane. Police and Beatrice Fire and Rescue personnel were sent to the scene at around 8:30 this morning.