Many people in Nebraska suffer serious personal injuries as a result of being involved in car accidents every year. While some accidents are unavoidable, people can take preventative measures to lessen their likelihood of sustaining the most common types of injuries that can occur in an accident.
An estimated 2,300 people are killed each year in accidents involving signalized intersections. Additionally, 700 people per year are killed in accidents involving drivers who ran or otherwise ignored a red light. Due to the risks involved with signalized intersections, it may be worthwhile to install roundabouts, which act to create low speed environments for drivers.
On Sept. 12 around 7 p.m., a two-car crash occurred at the corner of 835th Avenue and Highway 15 south of Pilger in Stanton County. According to the Stanton County sheriff, a 25-year-old Battle Creek man ran a stop sign and drove into the path of a Wayne man's vehicle that was headed northbound. The two vehicles collided, and the Battle Creek man's vehicle rolled into a ditch.
A woman reportedly suffered injuries on account of an August 25 accident in Lincoln. According to authorities, the 9 p.m. incident took place at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Northwest 48th.
A woman was seriously hurt in a motor vehicle accident on Aug. 21. According to police, the motor vehicle accident occurred in Omaha, Nebraska, on Veterans Memorial Bridge around 5:00 p.m. when the 18-year-old's GMC Sierra crashed into a sport-utility vehicle and a semitrailer.
A fatal car crash involving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt may possibly interest Nebraska residents. Recently uncovered documentation revealed that that after this incident took place, a Vanguard Car Rental USA claims adjuster wrote General Motors concerning it seven years before GM initiated a recall for that model of car.
A Nebraska woman pleaded guilty to charges of misdemeanor vehicular homicide and misdemeanor misuse of a learner's permit in Pawnee County District Court on July 7. The woman hit a horse-drawn buggy in July 2013 and will face sentencing in the future.