Boy Hit by Car, Seriously Injured near 18th & Vinton in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (September 12, 2019) – A boy was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident Wednesday evening in Omaha, according to the police.

The accident occurred on Wednesday, September 11, near 18th & Vinton.

Police said the boy was playing, rolling a Gatorade bottle off a canopy on a building and he ended up in the street where he was hit by a westbound car.

Paramedics responded to the scene and took the child to Nebraska Medicine with serious injuries.

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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