Two taken to hospital following collision

The drivers of a semi hauling a tanker with liquid feed and a P-T Cruiser have both been taken to Regional West Medical Center this morning after they collided at the intersection of Highway 26 and Fifth Avenue. Scottsbluff Police say the car was southbound on 5th Avenue when it failed to yield at the stoplight and struck the westbound tanker at the intersection.

Scottsbluff Police say the collision broke the front axle of the tanker, and the driver lost control of the truck, which jumped the median, crossed the east bound lane of traffic and ended up in the ditch on the south side.

The semi's tractor was heavily damaged as it crashed into the bank, but the trailer remained intact and did not leak any product. The car had already been towed when KNEB News arrived at the scene. The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m.

The driver of the car was a woman, while a man was driving the semi. Police say it appears at this time that both drivers were fortunate and did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

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