Omaha.com reports that a 59-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash in Omaha on Tuesday. The victim passed away at a nearby hospital just 2 hours after the accident.
Police say the crash happened at the intersection of 108th Street and Ellison Avenue. The man was driving his 2002 Ford Taurus on 108th Street when he crossed the center line and moved into the opposite lane. He proceeded to drive off the road and crashed into a wooden utility pole shortly before 4 p.m.
According to witnesses, an onlooker ran to the assistance of the man and started performing CPR. He did so until an ambulance arrived. Emergency workers then drove the injured man to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition.
He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and he was the only person in the car. Police are unsure what caused him to leave the road and crash into the pole, but they conducted an autopsy and are investigating the incident. Officials closed the roadway for several hours as they repaired the power pole.
When Should You Call a Personal-Injury Lawyer?
If you are suffering from serious car crash injuries and the accident was not your fault, a personal-injury attorney may be able to help you recover costs associated with the wreck. An Omaha personal-injury lawyer from Rensch & Rensch Law can assess your case to determine if you have a legitimate claim.
To speak to an experienced lawyer about your crash, give us a call today. We will arrange a free initial consultation to explain the process and evaluate your case. Call us at 800-471-4100.
Here is another Omaha accident story that is making headlines in Nebraska:
Teenager Dies in High-Speed, Single-Vehicle Crash
Omaha.com reports that a young man died in a high-speed, single-vehicle crash in Omaha. According to local police, the driver was just 19 years old. He drove off the Kennedy Freeway at high speed down a steep embankment and into a fence.
The victim was driving a 2003 Honda Accord, and the accident happened at around 8 p.m. Eyewitnesses say man was exceeding the speed limit, and police state this was a factor in the crash. The victim initially survived the accident but died in a nearby hospital shortly after arrival.
Omaha Still Has High Rates of Car Accidents
The City of Omaha released statistics that indicate the crash rate in Omaha is still high. In the last 5 years, there have been more than 11,000 crashes per year, more than one-third of which caused serious injuries or fatalities.
These statistics may surprise Nebraska residents, but numbers cannot demonstrate the hardships that accident victims face. Fortunately, there are laws that protect those who suffer injuries from negligent drivers.
If you were injured in a car accident, an Omaha personal-injury lawyer may be able to help. For a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney, contact Rensch & Rensch Law at 800-471-4100.