According to the Nebraska Department of Roads, just more than 200 people died on the state’s roads during 2013. This is relatively low compared to many other states.
However, during the same period, 16,000 people sustained serious injuries in car crashes. A comparison between these crash statistics and the Nebraska population puts the number of accidents at one crash every 17 minutes, causing 44 injuries per day across the state.
Many of these crashes are avoidable, with driver negligence or alcohol typically playing a significant role. In other cases, external factors, such as weather, cause accidents. As one might expect, there is often an increase in weather-related car crashes during the winter months.
If you suffer injuries in a car crash, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses. At Rensch & Rensch Law, we work hard to defend the rights of the injured, and we have many years of experience working to recover costs associated with serious car accidents. Call us today at 800-471-4100 to speak with an expert Omaha personal-injury lawyer about your car crash.
Man Dies in Thanksgiving Day Crash
Omaha.com reports that a man died in a traffic accident on the evening of Thanksgiving. The crash was a single-vehicle accident, and the driver was a 19-year-old man from Nebraska. Ian Reese was the only occupant in the car at the time of the crash, and emergency workers say he died on the scene shortly after the accident.
A full investigation into the crash is still underway. Police say the accident occurred in Wisner, close to 18th Street and just south of Highway 275.
A number of emergency services attended the scene including local fire and rescue crews, police and the local sheriff’s office. Despite the large attendance, emergency workers were unable to save the victim’s life.
Foggy Windows Behind Serious Nebraska Crash
KTIV reports that foggy windows in a vehicle may have caused a serious car crash. The crash was east of Hadar in Nebraska, and it trapped two women inside their vehicles.
Local Nebraska police say a call about a two-vehicle car crash on Highway 13 came through on Friday morning. They say a vehicle that was heading in an easterly direction on the highway experienced foggy windows. The driver was unable to see clearly and crossed over the center median, into oncoming traffic.
The car crashed head-on into another vehicle. Emergency workers extricated two women from the car and transported them to the nearby Faith Regional Health Services. The injuries were not life threatening.
Officials closed the highway for one hour while they cleared the wreckage and conducted an investigation into the crash.
If you are struggling with injuries from a car crash, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills and lost wages. At Rensch & Rensch Law, we specialize in defending the rights of car accident victims. Call us today at 800-471-4100 to find out how we can assist you.