Alliance man escapes serious injury in accident with beet truck
An Alliance man escaped serious injury Tuesday evening when his vehicle hit a semi loaded with beets a mile west of Moomaws corner north of Bayard on Highway 26. 39 year old Eric Bates was eastbound in his van when he struck the semi in front of him driven by 27 year old Michael Bey of Gering.
The semi was taking a wide turn to enter a field when Bates' van struck the right side of the truck and went into an irrigation ditch. Bates suffered minor injuries and was transported to Regional West Medical Center for treatment.
The accident occurred at 5 30 p.m.
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