On Friday, January 5th, a fatal car accident occurred early in the morning on Highway 75 at Chandler Road in Omaha, Nebraska. The accident happened when an A R tow truck, traveling southbound, was driving erratically. The tow truck crashed into two vehicles– a black Pontiac G6 and a maroon Chevrolet truck– as they sat on the side of the road. Both drivers of the stalled vehicles passed away in the impact of the crash.
The accident is still under investigation, but the police believe that the driver of the Chevrolet truck had pulled over to the side of the road to assist the driver in the stalled Pontiac. Both passengers in the Pontiac are currently in critical condition at Nebraska Medicine.
Family members of Shamus D. Dean, the 47-year-old driver of the Chevrolet, say that it’s likely that Dean was helping his fellow Samaritan at the time of the crash and that he would not hesitate to help someone in need. The 19-year-old driver of the Pontiac, Khalil Shemar Jones, was an active member of the Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base.
The driver of the tow truck was not injured during the crash.
While the cause of this crash is still under investigation, it’s obvious that the nature of this accident was quite unique. Unique cases like this require a thorough investigation that takes into consideration every angle and every possible cause and factor.
At Welsh & Welsh, our Omaha car accident lawyers know how to navigate complex claims and are available to answer any legal questions you may have about a similar accident you may have been involved in. Get in touch to learn more.