According to a Douglas County Chief Deputy Sheriff, four people have suffered injuries in a two-vehicle crash on a bridge near Highway 275 and West Maple Road. Courtesy of NewsDaily.com, the accident occurred near the village of Waterloo in eastern Nebraska.
According to deputies, the accident occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. on May 1. Bilek added that speed may have been a factor. Drivers may not have slowed down enough to accommodate slick highway conditions present at the time of the collision. Icy conditions were present with sleet falling.
Bilek reported that a vehicle traveling northbound crashed into another vehicle after crossing over the center line. One person suffered critical injuries as the result of the crash. Three other individuals were seriously injured. A toddler riding in one of the two vehicles was miraculously uninjured.
After the crash, both lanes of Highway 275 had to be closed to traffic.
According to KETV 7 ABC Omaha, medics responded to the accident scene on the bridge at about 5:00 p.m. to discover a Pontiac Bonneville travelling northbound had lost control and slid into the path of a Subaru. Three adults and a young child were in the Bonneville. One woman who was not wearing her seat belt was thrown from the car. She was transported to a local hospital where she was listed in critical condition. According to Chief Deputy Bilek, she was the only one not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
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