BISON — Don E. Erb from Bison was taken to Hays Medical Center with suspected serious injuries on Wednesday, after the pickup he was driving was rear-ended in Rush County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the other driver may also have suffered minor injuries, but a 2-year-old passenger was not injured.
The crash occurred at 6:17 p.m. on K-4, two miles east of Bison.
Nicholas E. Mitchell, 31, of Otis, was eastbound in a 2005 Ford Five Hundred when the vehicle crested a hill and came upon a 1983 Toyota pickup driven by Erb, age 62. The Toyota had no visible taillights and was traveling at a slow speed. The Ford rear-ended the Toyota.
Mitchell was not wearing a seat belt. Although he had suspected minor injuries, KHP does not report that he was transported. His 2-year-old passenger, who was not injured, was secured in a car seat.
Erb was not wearing a seat belt.