16-Year-Old Critically Injured in Bicycle Accident at S 42nd and Spring Streets in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (September 10, 2019) – A 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a bicycle accident Sunday night in Omaha, according to a local news source.

The accident was reported at about 11:45 p.m. September 8, in the area of S 42nd Street and Spring Street.

According to a preliminary investigation, Juana Mendez, 52, was driving a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on S 42nd Street in the right curb lane. A bicyclist had been traveling southbound when he entered the roadway mid-block from the eastbound sidewalk and was hit by the Jeep.

The bicyclist was taken to Nebraska Medicine with a life-threatening head injury.

No further details were provided.

An investigation is underway.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service, we like to advise family the following:

1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

2.       In Nebraska, it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attorney first.

3.       Nothing in this blog is intended to be legal advice.

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