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UP pickup wrecks near MaxwellTell North Platte what you think
 
Photo by George Lauby
Photo by George Lauby
Location: about halfway down the overpass.
Photo by George Lauby
Path of collision
Photo by George Lauby
The point of impact. A rail wheel, foreground, was torn off.

A man was injured Thursday afternoon when the Union Pacific pickup he was driving went off U.S. Highway 30 on the Maxwell overpass and hit a tree.

The injuries were non-life threatening in the single-car accident. The driver suffered neck injuries and his forehead was cut. He was wearing seat belts, Deputy Gaasch of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

The pickup was traveling west. It was about halfway down the abutment, and around the curve, when it strayed off the shoulder. It stopped when the passenger corner hit a cottonwood tree.

The pickup was equipped travel on railroad tracks as well as highways, and the accident was caused by a mechanical failure, Gaasch said.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 4/20/2017
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