7-Year-Old Struck by Vehicle on Eighth Avenue in Plattsmouth

Plattsmouth, Nebraska (August 24, 2019) – A 7-year-old was hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Plattsmouth, according to a Plattsmouth Police report.

The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. August 23, on Eighth Avenue, east of Plattsmouth Middle School.

Police said the child ran out into the street, not in a crosswalk, and was hit by an eastbound vehicle driven by a 16-year-old.

EMS responded to the scene and treated the child. They didn’t require any further medical treatment.

The driver wasn’t cited in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.

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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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