A car accident Tuesday along the Powell Highway led to a victim being rushed to the hospital and a backup of traffic along the road.
Emergency responders had to cut a man out of his 1995 white Oldsmobile around noon after a Chevrolet Silverado side-swiped him while attempting to pass. After being removed from the vehicle the man was taken to West Park Hospital. He was released later in the day.
Wyoming Highway Patrol did not identify anyone involved in the incident.
Travelling eastbound along US 14A, the Oldsmobile started to slow down and turned on its blinkers to turn left for Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch, about four miles northeast of Cody.
Highway Patrol said the Silverado was unable to slow down and first attempted to pass the Oldsmobile on its left-hand side. After that driver saw oncoming traffic quickly approaching, it swerved back into the eastbound lane and hit the Oldsmobile. The driver of the Silverado was issued a citation. There were no injuries to anyone in that vehicle.
Both fire responders and emergency medical services personnel responded to the accident.