Man Hospitalized after Shelby Co. Crash


July 28th, 2011 by admin

A Missouri man has been hospitalized after a crashing his tractor trailer into the banks of the Nishnabotna river during a rear-end accident on Highway 59 in Shelby County.

On Wednesday, 46-year-old Robert Anderson of St. Joseph, Missouri was transported to Myrtue Medical Center with unknown injuries after he had rear-ended a pick up truck.

At about 4:45 Wednesday afternoon, Anderson was driving a semi tractor and empty flatbed trailer south on Highway 59 in Shelby County near Route F58. He rear-ended a Ford F150 driven by Timothy Meyer of Harlan.

As a result of the incident, Anderson’s tractor trailer veered off the road and came to rest in the west bank of the Nishnabotna river. Meyer’s vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the road.

After the crash, Anderson was transported by Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Medical Center. The status of his injuries is unknown, and it is not known if any citations were issued.