Some car accident victims in Nebraska sustain an injury called a sternum fracture. Although this injury only affects about 5 to 8 percent of people who experience chest trauma, sternum fractures can be extremely dangerous. Because the sternum is part of the rib cage circle that protects the heart and lungs, a sternum fracture could result in life-threatening injuries to these vital organs.
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.