Omaha, NE (June 26, 2020) – A pedestrian accident on Thursday claimed one victim’s life in Omaha. Just after 10:15 p.m., on June 25, the Omaha Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of an automobile accident on US Highway 75.
Reports show that 29-year-old Andrew Woodard was attempting to cross US Highway 75 North, from the east side to the west side, near Cuming Street when he was struck by a 2011 Mazda 3. After the initial collision, Woodard was struck by a 2009 Chevrolet Impala.
Woodard sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was immediately declared deceased by medics from the Omaha Fire Department. The drivers of both vehicles, 36-year-old Maker Puok and 20-year-old Kayley Haase, both remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Andrew Woodard. At this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Nebraska
More than 215 people lose their lives in auto accidents across Nebraska each year. Pedestrian accidents account for approximately 10% of traffic-related fatalities. These accidents leave families to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences after losing their loved ones unexpectedly. When people lose their lives in pedestrian accidents, their families should contact a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska to see what legal options are available to them.
Nebraska pedestrian accident attorneys at Dyer Law PC have decades of experience assisting families in holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Although we understand the difficult decisions families face after these tragic incidents, we firmly believe they deserve to get justice and compensation after losing a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Nebraska at (402) 393-7529 to meet with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.
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