NSP Trooper Hit by Car at I-80 and I-680 in Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska (November 1, 2019) – A Nebraska State Patrol trooper was hit by a car while assisting a motorist Monday night in Omaha, authorities said.
The collision occurred around 11:30 p.m. on October 28, in the area of I-80 and I-680.
NSP said the trooper responded to a parked Chevrolet Impala on the shoulder at the intersection. While outside his cruiser, assisting the Impala driver, the driver of a Chrysler Sebring lost control in the snowy conditions.
The trooper was able to leap onto the hood of the Sebring to avoid being struck head-on. The Sebring also hit the Impala.
The trooper returned to assist the Impala driver.
The Impala driver was taken to Bergan Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The trooper was taken to the hospital with a minor leg injury.
An investigation is underway.
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