Lincoln, NE – One Injured in Train vs. Semi-Truck Crash on 70th St
Lincoln, NE (October 14, 2020) – An automobile accident reported in the Lincoln area left one person injured on Tuesday afternoon. On October 13, crews with the Lincoln Fire & Rescue were called to the scene of an accident on 70th Street.
Reports show that a semi-truck was traveling through the intersection of 70th Street and Custer Street, just south of the Cornhusker Highway, at approximately 2:50 p.m.
As the vehicle traveled through the intersection, it was struck by a train. The impact of the crash tore the cab from the trailer. The cab was town off the trailer and thrown to the opposite side of the track.
One person involved in the accident was injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. Crews closed off the intersection for several hours to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the victim, their family, and everyone affected by this accident.
Truck Accidents in Nebraska
Each year, more than 13,500 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Nebraska. The vast majority of victims sustain minor injuries in these accidents. Regrettably, more than 1,200 of those harmed are hospitalized with severe injuries from their accidents. Victims who suffer catastrophic injuries require extensive medical treatment, hospitalization, and therapy. The chances of being severely injured are significantly increased when semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are involved. The aftermath of an accident can be a trying time for everyone involved. The emotional, mental, and financial impacts victims are often forced to endure can be overwhelming. Not only are victims forced to struggle moving forward, but their families are often forced to deal with the stacking financial burdens, lost income, and emotional consequences.
The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents throughout the state of Nebraska are a result of driver negligence. Although we can be diligent and in control of our actions while driving, there is little we can do to ensure others act in the same responsible manner. The fact that so many people are injured in preventable accidents is concerning. When people are harmed in collisions as a result of negligent drivers, it is crucial that they contact a truck accident attorney in Nebraska at their earliest convenience.
For nearly three decades, the Nebraska personal injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC have advocated on behalf of victims hurt in collisions. Our team is committed to helping victims by providing aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure they are able to get the justice and compensation they need to move on after collisions. Victims and their families deserve responsive and effective legal guidance after being harmed in preventable accidents and we at Dyer Law PC strive to ensure our clients receive only top-quality representation and services every step of the way. Our team at Dyer Law PC negotiates fair and timely settlements for our clients to ensure they are able to get the medical treatment necessary after being harmed by another driver. Contact our law firm in Lincoln at your earliest convenience for more information by calling (402) 393-7529. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at Dyer Law to explore legal options available to you.
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