(Pacific Junction) Construction work at the intersection of Highway 34 and 195th Street in Mills County caused several accidents last week.
The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says Donna Sumner-Johnson, of Pacific Junction, was driving a 2002 Toyota southbound on 195th Street at around 10:17 Friday morning and failed to yield from the stop sign entering the construction zone. Sumner-Johnson struck a semi that was westbound on Highway 34, driven by Patrick Hogan, of Omaha, Nebraska. Sumner-Johnson’s vehicle went down the embankment and came to rest in the cornfield. She was transported to Creighton hospital by Lifenet.
Earlier Friday morning, Anthony Bartel, of Glenwood, was transported to Jennie Edmundson Hospital after his vehicle was struck by another vehicle, driven by Brandon Foster, of Randolph, who failed to yield while pulling away from the stop sign.
Two other accidents also occurred last week where drivers failed to stop at the posted stop sign and attempted to cross westbound traffic in the construction zone. There were no injuries reported in those accidents.