Nebraska State Patrol, other agencies respond to two-car collision

May 15, 2019 GMT

SCOTTSBLUFF — A 21-year-old woman has been transported to Regional West Medical Center after she suffered injuries in a collision that occurred Tuesday morning.

The two-car collision occurred around 6:44 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 71 and 42nd Street.

Nebraska State Trooper Brandon Buhlke said 63-year-old Eugene Martin was traveling north on Highway 71 in a black Hyundai Elantra when his vehicle collided with Emily Harms, who was traveling westbound on in a light green Saturn Aura XE. Harms allegedly ran the stop sign on 42nd Street, resulting in a t-bone collision.

“The passenger of the car was transported by Valley. She was trapped in there because it pinched her door shut on the driver’s side, so they were pretty cautious about getting her across there,” said Buhlke.


Martin was not transported for any injuries.

Damages to the black Elantra occurred to the front end of the vehicle, damaging lights, the bumper and bubbling the front windshield. The Aura XE damage was isolated to the side driver side and rear doors. Both vehicles are totaled.

Scottsbluff Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol blocked off the intersection and directed traffic down the side streets as Scottsbluff firefighters cleaned up vehicle fluids and parts. The intersection was reopened within an hour.

Valley Ambulance and Scottsbluff Fire Department and Police Department also responded to the scene.