KETV 7 reports that a car struck a teen student on her way to school Friday morning, leaving the victim in critical condition. Omaha Police say the accident occurred on Paxton Boulevard, where the teen victim was walking to Omaha North High School. She was hit with such force that she lost her backpack and shoes in the crash. Emergency medical personnel determined that the teen was in critical condition and took her to Nebraska Medical Center. Hospital personnel indicate her condition has improved to “fair.” The driver responsible for the accident had no insurance and was cited for reckless driving.
When reckless drivers use Nebraska roadways, they put everyone at risk. Nebraska Revised Statute 60-16,213 defines reckless driving as driving a motor vehicle in such a manner “as to indicate an indifferent or wanton disregard” for the safety of other people and property. Many people think that reckless drivers speed, but even someone going the speed limit can show “wanton disregard” for the safety of others. When they do, you and your family members are at an increased risk for injury and property damage. If you notice someone driving recklessly, try to stay away from the driver. If you can safely get the driver’s license plate number, call the police and report the reckless behavior. Staying vigilant on the road can save your life and protect the lives of other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcycle riders.
If a reckless driver caused you or a family member to suffer serious injuries, you have the right to seek justice. The personal injury attorneys in Nebraska at Cullan & Cullan have a record of success in handling personal injury cases related to auto accidents caused by reckless drivers. Both of our attorneys are also physicians, which gives them a unique perspective when handling cases that involve serious injuries. Call us at (402) 397-7600 to discuss your case in confidence.