An 18-year-old Gering teen suffered injuries and was transported to Regional West Medical Center Monday after being struck by a vehicle.

The collision occurred at First Avenue and South Beltline Highway, near the convenience store and gas station in that area. According to Sgt. Phil Eckerberg, an investigation reviewed that the teen had deliberately stepped in front of the vehicle in an effort to harm himself.

He was admitted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and placed into emergency protective custody.

The driver of the vehicle, a Scottsbluff man, did not suffer any injuries, though his vehicle did sustain some damages.

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