Abigail Whitford Dies in Pedestrian Accident at Second and Washington Streets in Papillion

Papillion, Nebraska (August 23, 2019) – The girl who was hit by a car on Tuesday at an intersection in downtown Papillion has died, according to the police.

The accident occurred on Tuesday, August 20, at the intersection of Second and Washington streets.

Police said Abigail Whitford, 10, was crossing Washington Street with her brother when a northbound vehicle struck her.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old stayed at the scene.

Whitford was taken to the hospital in critical condition where she died on Thursday, August 22.

The Papillion La Vista Community School said Whitford was a 5th grader at Trumble Park. They said counselors will be available at school on Friday.

The South Metro Crash Response Team is investigating the crash.

We pass our condolences to the family and friends of Abigail Whitford.

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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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