Sixth Grader Killed in Bicycle Accident at Washington and 19th Streets in Blair

Blair, Nebraska (August 24, 2019) – A sixth-grader was killed Friday morning in a bicycle accident in Blair, according to the police.

The deadly accident occurred just before 8:15 a.m. August 23, at Washington Street and 19th Street.

Police said the boy was northbound on a bike crossing Washington Street when he was hit by a southbound semi-truck which was turning eastbound from 19th Street.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. He attended Otte Middle School.

An investigation into the crash 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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