Vehicle Collides With Bridge, Injuring Man

Mon 5-4-2015

(Emmetsburg)-- An Emmetsburg man was injured over the weekend when a vehicle he was driving collided with a bridge. The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says Vance Yates of Emmetsburg was eastbound on 370th Street when he veered across the westbound lane onto the shoulder. Authorities say once the vehicle started entering the ditch, it started to slide sideways, driver's side first. The vehicle then struck a bridge.

Yates was taken by private vehicle to Palo Alto County Hospital with what was believed to be minor injuries.

He was cited for failure to maintain control.

A 2000 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving was totaled.

The collision took place around 1:40 a.m. Sunday.