On Sunday, August 6th, a serious 3-vehicle crash occurred in Omaha on 99th Street and Blair High Road. The accident was reported at 2:11 PM and happened when a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac ran a red light at the intersection and collided with the passenger rear door of a 2008 Honda Civic. As a result of the force of the crash, the Civic then collided with the front end of a 2012 Jeep Liberty that was waiting at the intersection.
An 8-year old Omaha boy, Ayden Jones, suffered from a potentially life-threatening head injury and remained in critical condition as of Monday, August 7th. The boy was a passenger in the Honda Civic. Three others were injured in the accident, including a relative of Ayden’s who was taken to the hospital with Ayden, treated, and later released. Two others were treated for minor injuries at nearby hospitals.
While it’s unknown at this time as to why the driver of the Ford Explorer ran the red light, it’s obvious that the driver directly caused the accident by running the light and breaking the laws of traffic. Unfortunate accidents and resulting serious injuries like this are a reminder of the fact that we are all at the peril of others while driving or riding in a motorized vehicle. It’s possible that the driver who ran the red light was distracted or failed to stop in time due to a mechanical error, but nevertheless, the outcome is the same.
We must all do our part to avoid car accidents like this that are often caused by negligence or careless actions. If you or someone you love was injured in a crash and feel that negligence may have been a cause, don’t hesitate to contact Welsh & Welsh today. Our law offices can pair you with a skilled and experienced Omaha car accident lawyer who might be able to help your family receive potential financial compensation as well as peace of mind.