Woman Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on I-680 in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska (October 21, 2019) – A 26-year-old woman was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday in Omaha, according to the police.

The accident occurred on Sunday, October 20, on Interstate 680, just south of the West Center Street exit.

According to the police, the woman’s car had overheated, so she pulled over on the shoulder of the interstate. When she got out of her car, she was hit by a Dodge Ram.

The driver of the Dodge didn’t stop after hitting the woman. He was followed by other citizens, and he was arrested at 126th and Pierce streets.

The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening abdominal injuries and multiple leg fractures.

The Dodge driver is facing charges of leaving the scene of an injury accident that resulted in serious injury or death.

No further details were provided.

An investigation is underway.

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Disclaimer

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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