Shelby County accidents


July 1st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two accidents occurred in the same area of Shelby County, Thursday, with only minor injuries reported. The Sheriff’s Office says the first accident happened at around 2:45-p.m., on northbound Highway 59 near the intersection with County Road F-32.

A vehicle driven by Caryn Gekas, of Lincoln, NE, was stopped on the road waiting for a semi-tractor trailer hauling wind turbine parts to pass, when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Jennifer Rogers, of Lincoln, NE. Official say Rogers was unable to stop prior to the collision.

The accident caused extensive damage to both vehicles, and resulted in injuries to both drivers and a young female passenger in one of the vehicles. All three persons were transported to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan for treatment of their injuries.

The second accident happened about 35-minutes later. As traffic was stopped on Highway 59 waiting for the first accident scene to be cleaned-up, a vehicle driven by Juan Tercero, of Denison, was hit from behind by a car being driven by Joshua Roberts, of Denison. Officials say Roberts failed to notice traffic in front of him had come to a halt.

He was cited for Failure to Stop in an Assured Clear Distance.