Four people were taken to the hospital in Omaha, NE on Thursday morning after a pickup truck ran a red light in the intersection of 156th and Maple. The accident occurred just before 10:30 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Police officers say that the driver of the red pickup truck was traveling eastbound on West Maple Road when they ran a red light and collided into a silver sedan that was making a left-hand turn onto 156th Street.
The force of the collision caused the two vehicles to crash into two other pickup trucks that were waiting at the traffic light. All four people in the sedan suffered from serious injuries. The injuries were later reported as non-life threatening, however. No one else in any of the other vehicles was injured.
The driver of the red pickup will be ticketed for violating the traffic signal.
Car crashes like this are all-too common in the state of Nebraska and occur more often than many drivers believe. Running a red light– under any circumstances– is something all drivers should avoid. Situations like this are just one example of why traffic laws exist in the first place. They exist to protect the occupants of every vehicle on our roadways.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a car crash in Nebraska and you believe that reckless driving behavior or negligence may have played a role in the accident, legal recourse may be an option for you and your family. Welsh & Welsh, a personal injury law firm, can pair you with an experienced and compassionate Omaha car accident lawyer who can help you get back on your feet again and find the road to recovery. Contact our office to learn more.