A car vs. Semi twist of fate on Highway 15 on the Jefferson-Saline County line despatched one man or woman to Bryan Hospital via life flight on Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred after 1:15 p.M. Tuesday, approximately four miles south of Western on Highway 15. A semi tanker trailer, hauling anhydrous and traveling northbound, struck a silver Jeep SUV with Jefferson County plates, sending the SUV into the trench just off the southbound lane.
The Jeep and semi ended up approximately 1,000 toes apart – the Jeep was in Jefferson County, while the semi came to a prevent just to the north in Saline County. The motive force of the Jeep needed to be eliminated from the car with the Jaws of Life and transported to Bryan Medical Center for similar treatment.
The male motive force of the Jeep has now not been identified presently. The driving force of the semi was transported to Fairbury by paramedics for additional evaluation. However, his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. Fairbury Rural Fire and Rescue, the Jefferson and Saline County Sheriff, Daykin Rescue, and Western Rescue replied to the accident. Highway 15 shut down for almost an hour-and-a-1/2 Tuesday as crews labored to smooth off the highway.
It’s uncertain what brought the collision, but dense fog on Highway 15 and the encompassing area made travel unsafe throughout Tuesday. A Dense Fog Advisory was issued for Jefferson, Saline, and many surrounding counties in Nebraska by the National Weather Service in Omaha; however, no longer until 3:13 p.M. – almost two hours after the collision. Visibilities have been down to much less than 1/2 a mile in some locations. Continued snowmelt and elevated moisture in the air should result in a more sizable fog by the course of the evening.