Kids Hurt In Crash

Two children taken to hospitals with injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon about 2:30 in the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and Nebraska Highway 50.

The Cassgram reports Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann advised Benjamin Perez Aguilar, 32, Omaha, was northbound on Hwy 50 in a 2007 Honda Accord when he failed to yield the right-of-way and entered the intersection in front of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu driven by David Coutright Lange, 28, of Fairbury. Lange swerved to avoid contact but struck the rear driver's door of Aguilar's vehicle. Aguilar's vehicle was spun around in the highway, while Lange's vehicle ended up in the southeast ditch.

Lange and his passenger refused treatment at the scene. Aguilar and his front seat passenger, Erika Rodriguez-Hernandez, refused treatment, however two children in the rear seat, Dominique Aguilar, 10, and Stephanie Aguilar-Rodriguez, 7, were transported to Midlands Hospital. Deputies later received information that Stephanie was taken to University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for possible internal abdominal injuries.

Avoca Fire, Weeping Water Fire & Rescue, Manley Fire and Elmwood Rescue all responded.

Aguilar was cited for a stop sign violation, failure to yield and no operator's license, said Brueggemann.


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