Omaha.com reports that a woman who lost her legs in a crash is still in critical condition at a local hospital. A car hit the woman on Wednesday night while she was removing items from the trunk of her car.
The victim, 55, was at the rear of her vehicle when a Toyota crashed directly into her. Police say the driver of the Toyota was distracted at the time. The driver was allegedly looking for her cellphone, which fell to the car’s floor, when she crashed into the victim.
The impact of the collision severed the victim’s legs just below the knees, and emergency workers rushed her to a local hospital where she immediately underwent surgery. The driver of the Toyota was not injured, and the city attorney has not yet indicated if he will file charges against her.
What Should I Do as the Victim of Driver Negligence?
Innocent car crash victims often face steep medical bills, and they may not be able to return to work. Even minor crashes can put a person’s finances in jeopardy.
If you sustain serious injuries in an accident, the first step is seeking medical attention. Then, call an Omaha personal-injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Rensch & Rensch Law is one of the most respected personal-injury law firms in the state, and we have vast experience handling injury cases that involve car accidents. Call us today at 800-471-4100 to schedule a free consultation. We will examine your accident and explain the process of filing a claim.
Here is another Omaha accident case that is making headlines in Nebraska:
Motorcyclist Dies in Omaha Accident
KETV reports that a motorcyclist died in a serious crash in west Omaha. Emergency workers responded to a call on 132nd Street at approximately 3 p.m. They found a wrecked motorcycle and vehicle on the scene.
Police say the motorcycle was driving north on 132nd Street when a vehicle from the southbound lane turned in front of him. It crossed directly into the motorcyclist’s path, and the biker was unable to avoid the collision.
The accident victim was a 45-year-old male, and emergency workers transported him to the nearby Nebraska Medical Center. However, he died on arrival. Investigators say the man was not at fault, and he was wearing protective equipment, including a full helmet, at the time of the accident.
The driver of the car did not receive citations, but a full investigation is still underway.
How Common Are Omaha Car Crashes?
According to the City of Omaha, the city hosts a number of serious car crashes each year. In 2012, there were 11,776 car accidents, one-quarter of which resulted in serious injuries. During the same period, 30 people died in serious car accidents.
If you are suffering from car crash injuries, contact a personal-injury attorney at Rensch & Rensch Law today. Schedule an appointment and a free case review by calling us at 800-471-4100.