UPDATE at 2 p.m.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The female driver of a silver compact car with Nebraska license plates apparently ran a red light and t-boned a Lander couple in their van at the intersection of highways 789/287 on Lander’s east side just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Other motorists stopped and helped keep the van from rolling on its top while emergency personnel rushed to the scene. There were no injuries reported, but all three were shaken in the wreck. All three received an evaluation by EMTs at the scene and none were taken to the hospital.
The Lander couple whose identities were not immediately available, were passing through the intersection on Highway 789 going onto Buena Vista Drive when the compact car, heading south, crashed into them according to initial reports from the Lander Police Department. Both vehicles spun around and the van ended up on its side in the northbound turn lane of Buena Vista Drive. Fortunately for the passengers of the van, they were wearing seat belts. The female passenger in the van was being held up by her seat belt. The couple had to be extricated from the van after the Lander Volunteer Fire Department stabilized the vehicle and removed the front windshield. Air bags were deployed in both vehicles.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Emergency services in Lander are responding to the scene of a two vehicle wreck at the intersection of Highway 789 and 287. Minor injuries have been reported by officials on scene. More information will be reported as it comes available.
Photos by Ernie Over