2 Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on West Omaha Avenue in Norfolk

Norfolk, Nebraska (September 16, 2019) – Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Norfolk, a local news source reported.

The crash was reported at about 6:40 p.m. September 15, in the 3300 block of West Omaha Avenue.

Authorities said a man was driving a pickup truck when he crossed the center line and collided with an oncoming SUV. The impact pushed both vehicles into a ditch. 

The SUV driver was pulled out by a bystander, 17-year-old Wyatt Smydra before the car caught fire.

The pickup driver was airlifted to the hospital in unknown condition while the SUV driver was taken to the hospital by Norfolk Fire.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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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.

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