Omaha, NE (July 20, 2020) – An automobile accident reported on Sunday claimed one life and left two others seriously injured in the Omaha area. At 10:10 p.m., on July 19, the Omaha Fire Department and Omaha Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Curtis Avenue.
Reports provided by the police show that 18-year-old Jayden Johnson was traveling east at a high rate of speed on Curtis Avenue in a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse when his vehicle collided with a northbound 2012 Buick Enclave at the intersection with North 42nd Street. The driver of the Buick, who was identified as 33-year-old Brittni McBride, was ejected from her vehicle. She sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was immediately declared deceased at the scene.
A passenger inside the Chevrolet, who was identified as 17-year-old Shelby Putnam, was injured in the accident and transported to Nebraska Medicine for treatment. Johnson was also injured in the accident and transported to Nebraska Medicine for treatment. Charges against Johnson are currently pending. At this time, the collision remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Brittni McBride at this time. Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident, their families, and everyone else affected by this fatal accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Nebraska
Being involved in an auto accident can have a detrimental impact on the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, families throughout our state are forced to endure the overwhelming consequences of these unimaginable and preventable accidents every day in our state. More than 215 people lose their lives in auto accidents across Nebraska each year. Sadly, over 13,000 more are left with injuries from these unimaginable collisions. Fatal accidents, in particular, are often devastating. These accidents leave families to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences after losing their loved ones unexpectedly.
As if that were not enough, families are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs and other financial burdens resulting from the loss of a loved one. Although there is no amount of compensation that can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, having the resources available after a tragic accident can help families cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. When victims are killed in auto accidents, their families should contact a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska to see what legal options are available to them.
Nebraska car injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC have extensive experience helping families hold 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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Disclaimer: As valued members of the Lincoln and Omaha communities, we at Dyer Law PC, have continuously strived to improve the quality of life and provide overall safety information for the people who live and work in Nebraska. We are always saddened to discover that a member of our community has been involved in one of the serious accidents which occur daily in Nebraska. We are hopeful that with a better understanding and awareness of these dangers, our fellow Nebraskans will take the necessary precautions to avoid these accidents. This post should not be viewed as a solicitation for business. The information provided should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The pictures depicted in this post are not of the actual scene of the accident.