A motorist was taken by ambulance to Great Plains Health hospital Wednesday afternoon after a wreck in the 6500 block of South Buffalo, southwest of North Platte, in the vicinity of the Indian Hills subdivision.
The driver had life-threatening injuries, the Lincoln County sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said the wreck was reported at 2:15 p.m., and deputies and emergency responders rushed to the scene.
According to the initial investigation, a large straight truck, southbound on Buffalo Road, stopped for a southbound car that was turning into a private drive. It was hit by another southbound pickup pulling a large dump trailer that apparently did not see that the straight truck was stopped.
The pickup driver was trapped and had to be removed by rescue workers and then taken to Great Plains Health with life-threatening injuries.
The straight truck driver had no obvious injuries. Neither vehicle made contact with the turning car, the sheriff’s office said.
Drugs and alcohol were not suspected to be a factor in the accident. The names of the drivers were withheld until Friday. Laurence Naranjo of North Platte was driving the straight truck. David Broeder of North Platte was driving the pickup, the sheriff’s office said.