No injuries reported in two-vehicle wreck at highway intersection in Lander

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


  1. Carey Lopez

    God Bless all of those bystanders willing to help. What a wonderful, selfless thing to do!

  2. Patsy Abbey

    My husband and I were involved in the above captioned accident. We want to thank all of those who were so quick to help even before the police or EMTs arrived. The law enforcement people and EMTs were all so helpful and careful. It's wonderful to live in a community where so many people are so quick to respond when someone is in the need of help. Thanks to God we are only bruised. Thanks again to all of you wonderful people. Patsy

  3. Diane Davis

    This is awful! I'm so glad you're all right.

  4. Maggie Abbey

    Oh my stars! I'm glad you guys are OK. I just found out it was you in the wreck. It must have been very scary.

  5. Debbie Sexton Wempen

    I'm glad to hear that you weren't hurt.

  6. Marilyn Lull Rost

    I'm so glad you are okay!!!

  7. Ginger Schneider

    So happy you all are okay Pat!

  8. Amanda Motonaga

    Whew!!!!!!!!!!! So glad you are both alright!!!

  9. Rose Davis Wenstrom

    Thanks to the bystanders who helped and to the emergency personnel!! Wow! I'm very happy that you weren't hurt!!!

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