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Disaster averted in collision

Staff writer

The U.S. 56/U.S. 77/K-150 intersection east of Marion was the site of another accident Thursday, but no one sustained injuries in the incident.

“Had it been just a few seconds off this very well could have been a fatality accident,” Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Eric Rust said.

At 1:43 p.m. a semitrailer westbound on K-150 highway stopped at the intersection, then drove into the path of a pickup and trailer northbound on U.S. 77. The pickup swerved left, struck the front bumper of the semi, and ended up in the northwest ditch.

“This particular one was just a classic case of failure to yield,” Rust said.

“The pickup truck sustained quite a bit of damage and had to be towed away,” Rust said. “The semi was actually driveable from the scene.”

The driver of the semi was ticketed for failure to yield. The identities of those involved were not available as of press time.

Last modified Aug. 23, 2012