GUERNSEY—As of press time Monday afternoon, the condition of a Torrington man who was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident near Guernsey Friday afternoon remains unknown.
Mark Zimmerman, an employee for Zell Cooling and Heating of Torrington, lost control of the company service van he was driving around 12:45 p.m. approximately 1.5 miles west of Guernsey on U.S. Highway 26.
Based on skid marks on the highway, it appeared he lost control and overcorrected before going off the south side of the road and down a steep embankment. The vehicle ended up at the bottom of a ravine next to a fence line and sustained heavy damage to the front end, windshield and roof. He was not thrown from the vehicle but it is unknown at this time if he was wearing a seatbelt. Guernsey’s Emergency Medical Services crew and ambulance responded to the scene and Zimmerman was flown by helicopter to Scottsbluff shortly after.
No further details were known at press time.
UPDATE to article, Thursday, August 15, 2019
According to one of the responding officers from the Guernsey Police Department, the driver was ejected from the vehicle during the accident, sustaining life-threatening injuries.