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More information released about Tuesday injury accident

POSTED June 12, 2018 4:17 p.m.

Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in which one person was injured, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

According to a news release, investigation at the scene indicated a 2000 Ford Ranger operated by Francis Haberman, 91, of Great Bend was southbound on Washington Street. A 2004 International trash truck operated by Michael Furrey was westbound on Northwest 30 Road. Witnesses at the scene said the International truck stopped at the stop sign for westbound traffic and then pulled into the path of the southbound Haberman vehicle.

“Both vehicles remained on the roadway and up right after the collision,” Bellendir said. “Haberman was unable to get out of the vehicle due to crush damage and was assisted by law enforcement officers.” 

Haberman was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital and later flown to a Wichita area hospital. His condition is not known as of this time. 

Furrey was not injured in the collision.


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DeweyDan: June 12, 2018 9:44 p.m.

This accident is not possible. The County Commissioners lowered the speed limit and put up big signs. Like I said before, remember all the accidents at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 50. No matter what you do, there will continue to be accidents and it is not the State, nor County's fault encourages readers to interact with one another. We will not edit your comments, but we reserve the right to delete any inappropriate responses. To report offensive or inappropriate comments, contact our editor.

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