HUMPHREY — A two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of highways 81 and 91 resulted in injuries to several people.

Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff said his department responded about 11 a.m. Wednesday to the accident that sent passengers to the Norfolk and Albion hospitals.

The investigation indicated that a 2016 Chevy Malibu driven by Larry Bird, 76, Albion, had been traveling eastbound on Highway 91 and stopped at the intersection to Highway 81.

Bird then reportedly pulled out into the intersection to turn north onto Highway 81 when a 2011 Chevy Malibu traveling south on Highway 81, driven by Jeffrey Brockhaus, 27, Humphrey, ran into Bird's vehicle in the intersection of southbound Highway 81.  

At the time of the collision, a southbound semi was in the process of turning west onto Highway 91, obstructing the view of southbound traffic for the vehicle driven by Bird.

Both Humphrey Fire and Rescue and Creston Rescue responded.

Bird and an adult passenger were both transported by Humphrey Rescue to Boone County Health Center in Albion with minor injuries. Brockhaus was transported by Creston Rescue to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, also with minor injuries.

Seatbelts were worn by Bird and his occupant but were not used by Brockhaus. Airbags were deployed in both vehicles.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, the sheriff said.

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