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Three Motorists Injured in Multiple-Vehicle Wreck

two cars severely damaged in crash with emergency crews responding and ambulance in foreground

According to KETV, three people were injured in a wreck involving three vehicles at an intersection in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday night.

Details of the Automobile Accident

The injury accident occurred at the intersection of 153rd Street and Q Street at around 7:52 p.m. local time. Officials say a work van traveling east on Q Street failed to stop at a steady red light.

KETV reports that the van crashed into a pickup truck traveling north through the intersection. The pickup truck had a steady green traffic signal at the time of the collision. The impact pushed the pickup truck into an SUV that was heading west.

The pickup truck then crashed into a utility pole on the north side of Q Street, according to KETV. Its driver was transported to CHI Creighton University Medical Center for treatment of broken ribs sustained in the crash. The work van driver was taken to Nebraska Medicine with a broken femur.

The driver of the SUV received treatment for shoulder, chest, and neck pain at Nebraska Medicine, reports KETV.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015, an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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