According to a report by Omaha.com, on the afternoon of September 15, a Kearney man, age 30, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and Nebraska Highway 10.
The man had been heading north in his 1994 Infiniti on Highway 10 and attempted to enter Highway 30 to go west when his vehicle collided with a 1991 Chevrolet pickup going the other way. He was declared dead at the scene. Officials say an autopsy will be performed.
The pickup truck’s three occupants were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.
Many questions arise about this tragic accident. How did the collision occur at the highway intersection? Was it due to negligence or recklessness on the part of the pickup driver? Or did the Kearney man attempt an ill-advised maneuver? Was there inadequate signage? Were dangerous road conditions involved? The answers are vital in identifying the liable party. The Kearney man’s family members or other dependents may be able to file a wrongful death claim depending on the circumstances surrounding the fatal collision.
An auto accident lasts only a few seconds, but the effects can last a lifetime. Victims may suffer injuries that debilitate them for years, such as spinal cord or brain trauma. Even so-called “minor” injuries like broken bones may result in extensive therapy and treatment, the costs of which can add up to unmanageable levels. In the worst case scenarios, loved ones may be lost forever, and the ache and pain accompanying such an event may never go away.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, please contact the experienced Nebraska motor vehicle accident attorneys at Cullan & Cullan, LLC. We can build a solid foundation for your personal injury or wrongful death claim by using our knowledge in both the legal and medical fields. To learn more about the services we provide, call (402) 397-7600 for a free case evaluation.