9-Year-Old Hit by Metro City Bus near 20th and Pinkney Streets in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (September 11, 2019) – A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a Metro city bus Tuesday evening in Omaha, according to the police.

The accident happened around 5:00 p.m. September 10, near 20th (Florence Boulevard) and Pinkney streets.

Police said the boy was riding an electric scooter southbound when the bus attempted to pass the boy. The boy then hit the middle of the bus.

According to witnesses, the boy might have had headphones on at the time of the crash, which made him unable to hear the bus driver honking at him.

The boy was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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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