Archive for the ‘Nebraska Truck Accidents’ Category
LINCOLN, NE. – A fatal truck accident occurred on Thursday, Feb.23, when a man jumped a median and crashed his vehicle into an embankment.
NORTH PLATTE, NE – A sliding semi trailer caused a truck accident Saturday morning, January 22, that closed down an intersection in Lincoln County, Nebraska. There were no serious injuries in the single vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of Buffalo Bill Avenue and Highway 30 in North Platte, Nebraska. The accident area is in the central west part of the state, about 92 miles north of Oberlin, Kansas and about 144 miles south of Rosebud, South Dakota.
On Saturday morning an unidentified trucker was driving a semi trailer through Lincoln County, NE. The trailer section was carrying a full load of wheat grain at the time of the truck accident. The 18 wheeler is owned by SQ Transport, based in Imperial, NE. It is not known where the driver was delivering the wheat. ... Read More
Wahoo, NE – According to Saunders County sheriff, a deadly semi truck accident occured on Monday night around 6pm about two miles east of Wahoo on Highway 22. A tractor trailer skidded on a patch of ice, jacknifed and then hit an oncoming SUV. Two other cars then came along and crashed into the wreck.
The driver of the semi truck, a 37 year old man, died at the scene. Three other people were treated and released from the hospital. The victim’s identity has not been released yet.
Not long after this accident, two other cars collided near the same spot. That crash was not related to the fatal collision, Sheriff Stukenholtz said. One person was injured in the second crash and also was treated at the Saunders County hospital and released.
Stukenholtz said the roadway “was extremely slick” and contributed to the crash.
Highway 92 between Mead and Wahoo has been shut down by the sheriff.
He said the roadway “was extremely slick” and contributed to the crash.
Nationwide truck accident attorney, Steve Gordon, states that road conditions contribute to more than half of all deaths in vehicular crashes nationally – more than drunken driving, speeding or nonuse of seatbelts – this according to a study commissioned by an industry group that advocates for boosting spending on road construction.
OMAHA, NE – On Thursday, Oct 8, 2009 at about 12:45 pm, a semi truck collided with a small passenger car on eastbound Interstate 80 just west of the 60th Street off ramp. The driver of the passenger car, a 2001 Dodge Neon, was killed in the semi truck accident. The deceased driver has been identified as Andrea M. Kersigo, 26 years old, from Omaha, Nebraska. No other injuries were reported. The only person in the Neon was the driver, Kersigo.
The crash occurred when Kersigo was moving to take the 60th Street exit but then appeared to change her mind and veered back onto the Interstate into the path of the oncoming semi truck. It appears Kersigo overcorrected then cut across several lanes of traffic when she collided with the big rig. The semi truck hit the driver’s side door of the Neon, crushing the vehicle under the semi’s cab. Witnesses at the scene described it as horrible.
The semi truck accident caused traffic to be backed up in both directions on the I-80. Motorists took detours to avoid the traffic jam, but the detours also became slow due to the heavy traffic.
Google street view: Below is a view of the scene of the accident approaching the 60th Street off ramp on the eastbound I-80. Click the mouse button and drag to pan around the scene of the accident to get a feel for the lay of the land.