Construction Area Crashes Mount

Two occurred in the Highway 75 construction zone. There have now been six accidents in about the same area during the past several weeks.

The Cassgram on Monday about 3:30pm, deputies, Plattsmouth EMS and Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department responded to a three-vehicle injury accident on U.S. Highway 75 near Gladys Drive. Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann says a 2004 Ford Freestar van driven by Barbara Rimington-Acuff, age 76 of Plattsmouth, was southbound on Highway 75 when it failed to slow for stopped traffic and crashed into the back end of a 2003 Jeep Liberty, The Jeep was pushed into the back of a 2008 Pontiac G5. All three vehicles sustained damage.

Rimington-Acuff complained of chest pain and was transported by rescue squad to Bellevue Medical Center Hospital, said Brueggemann. The other drivers were not injured.

---A non-injury accident in the southbound lanes just north of the Bay Road traffic lights caused a major traffic slowdown during rush hour late Friday afternoon. One vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle. A disabled pickup blocked a lane and all traffic was directed around the truck causing delays of up to an hour for many southbound motorists.

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