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Omaha Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Multiple sources are reporting that a man from Omaha has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that fatally injured a pedestrian.

Details about the Fatal Hit and Run

Police have said that the accident happened early Saturday in the northwest area of Omaha. A vehicle that was headed east crossed into the westbound lanes of a street and hit a pedestrian who was in the street – there was no sidewalk along the road. The driver who hit the men fled north and never stopped to call police or render aid.

Police further revealed in a news release on Monday morning that the driver of the vehicle who hit and killed the pedestrian was found and then arrested. At this time, the man has yet to be charged with anything, but court records show that the man is a 27-year-old from Omaha.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in accidents involving motor vehicles in the United States.
  • There were an average of one pedestrian-related fatality every two hours in the United Sates in 2013.
  • There were more than 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in traffic accidents in 2013.

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