On November 21, three people were killed in two single-vehicle accidents that took place in the Omaha metro area, according to a report by JournalStar.com.
The first accident, which occurred just after noon, involved a 64-yer-old man. He was driving his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado close to the I-80/680 interchange in Pottawatomie County when he drove into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, which resulted in him being ejected and killed.
There were no other passengers in the vehicle.
The second single-vehicle accident, which led to the deaths of two people, occurred just before 1:30 p.m. on Bennington Road in Douglas County. An investigation determined that the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the road, roll, and crash into a tree.
Both victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.
Wintertime is just about here in Nebraska. That means all motorists should drive more cautiously than they normally would. Slick road conditions contribute to a higher risk of auto accident, whether single- or multiple-vehicle. To stay safe, avoid speeding, keep an eye out for icy patches and other road hazards, and be considerate of other motorists.
It is easy to think that all single-vehicle accidents are caused by either driver error or just plain bad luck. However, this is not always the case. Various types of negligence, such as improperly-maintained roads or vehicle defects, often contribute to single-vehicle accidents. In cases like these, the accident victim may seek compensation from the negligent party.
If you are planning to file a personal injury lawsuit for your involvement in a single-vehicle accident, you should get in contact with the experienced Nebraska motor vehicle accident attorneys who are also physicians at Cullan & Cullan, LLC. We can help you discern the true cause of your accident and establish evidence that strengthens your claim. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us today at (402) 397-7600 for a free consultation.