NSP Commander’s Unmarked Vehicle Rear-Ending

SILVER CREEK- A commander with the Nebraska State Patrol suffered minor injuries when his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle Monday morning on Highway 30.

The collision occurred at 7:40 a.m. when the NSP vehicle was stopped on Highway 30 at Monroe Road, east of Silver Creek, waiting for the vehicle in front of it to turn left onto Monroe Road. That vehicle was waiting as a train passed. A car then struck the NSP vehicle from behind. The commander suffered minor injuries in the crash, but was transported to the hospital in Columbus to receive medical clearance. He was treated and released. The driver of the car was also treated at the hospital for minor injuries and has been released.

The car driver was cited for careless driving and following too closely.