79-Year-Old Man Injured in Dump Truck Crash on 60th Street in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (September 20, 2019) – A 79-year-old man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Omaha, according to the authorities.

The crash was reported at about 2:09 p.m. September 19, on 60th Street near Harrison Street.

Police said a 24-year-old man was driving a Mack garbage truck northbound when he failed to maintain his lane on a curve and struck a pickup truck driven a 79-year-old man.

The pickup driver was taken to the hospital with head and chest injuries.

The driver of the dump truck was treated for a head laceration at the scene, but he declined transportation. Charges are pending against him.

Officers said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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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. 

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