A Jan. 24 car accident that occurred at approximately 10 a.m. near Wahoo resulted in the death of a 29-year old woman. She was driving a car through the intersection of Nebraska Highway 92 and U.S. Highway 77 at the time, heading west and carrying a 32-year-old male passenger. The car collided with a pickup truck that was traveling north, driven by a 43-year-old Osceola man.
The Nebraska State Patrol and the Saunders County Sheriff's Office are investigating a crash that took place on Jan. 24 and resulted in two fatalities. The accident occurred at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 77 and Highway 92 when a pickup truck heading north collided with a car traveling west.
Car buyers in Nebraska who look first for safety and durability often decide that vehicles manufactured by Volvo best suit their needs. The Swedish company has built a reputation for placing safety at the top of its list of priorities with innovations such as the three-point seat belt and the rearward facing child safety seat. The three-point seat belt alone is thought to have saved over 1 million lives since its introduction in 1959. Volvo is also a leading proponent of autonomous vehicle technology, and the company says that self-driving cars could virtually eliminate traffic accidents in the future.
Nebraska drivers should be informed about the items that made it onto the National Transportation Safety Board list of 'Most Wanted" safety improvements for 2016. In addition to some items that appeared on the 2015 list, the 2016 list features some unique safety items. One focus of the list is to reduce fatigue-related motor vehicle accidents.
Light snow might cause more car accidents than an actual snowstorm, as drivers' perceptions do not always allow them to adjust appropriately to sudden light snow or ice on the road. Even when Nebraska drivers are being careful, they might not fully perceive the danger that a light snow dusting might cause.
One person was killed in a morning accident in Bellevue on Dec . 30. The fatal accident involved two vehicles and left at least one person injured. The incident resulted in a portion of the road closed during the police investigation.
Nebraska residents may have heard that four Secret Service officers were injured in a car accident in New Hampshire on Dec. 29. All four of the officers were traveling in a vehicle that was struck head on by a second vehicle. The 45-year-old man who was driving the second car was pronounced dead at the scene while two passengers in his car sustained injuries.
As more driverless cars are developed and tested in actual roads, a study has found that their accident rate is currently at twice that of the vehicles driven by humans. The fault, however, doesn't seem to be with the driverless cars, but a result of the interaction between these vehicles that follow traffic rules at all times and humans, who can be inattentive, aggressive or make exceptions to the rules. Nebraska drivers might be interested in finding out the risks associated with these vehicles before their use is widespread.
According to officers with the Omaha Police Department, 5 people were injured in an accident on I-680. The incident reportedly occurred in the northbound lanes of the interstate around 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 28.
A collision involving a semitrailer and a passenger vehicle nearby Elm Creek during the evening hours of Nov. 17 claimed the life of one individual and injured three others. Authorities believe snowy road conditions may have contributed to the fatal accident.