Telegram photo by Tyler Ellyson
Saturday, July 27, 2013Columbus
firefighters use the Jaws of Life on a Chevrolet Impala following an
accident Monday evening at the intersection of Lost Creek Parkway and
48th Avenue.Two Schuyler women were seriously injured when the vehicle they were
in was struck by a semitrailer Monday evening on Lost Creek Parkway.
to the Columbus Police Department, 25-year-old Naimo Buluf and
32-year-old Berika Tahiro were hospitalized following the 5:13 p.m.
crash at the intersection of the parkway and 48th Avenue.
women were transported by ambulance to Columbus Community Hospital and
later flown to BryanLGH Medical Center West in Lincoln. They were both
in the intensive care unit Tuesday, but their conditions were not
Buluf was driving a Chevrolet Impala south on 48th
Avenue when she crossed the parkway in front of an eastbound semitrailer
driven by 64-year-old Ronald Cook of Lincoln, according to a Columbus
Police release. The semi struck the passenger side of the Impala and
both vehicles left the roadway, stopping at the bottom of the south
embankment just east of the intersection.
Columbus firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free at least one of the women from the Impala.
was treated and released from Columbus Community Hospital. He was
driving a vehicle from Gana Trucking & Excavating Inc. of Martell.
It’s not known whether seat belts were in use at the time of the accident, which is still under investigation.
The Nebraska State Patrol and Platte County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.