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Two Children, One Adult Killed in Accident in Nebraska

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Jonathan Hernandez12 months ago

Three people were killed in an overnight accident that happened on Thursday.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Siouxland Matters News is reporting that one adult and two children were killed in an early morning accident that happened during the overnight hours on Highway 20 on Thursday.

According to police, the accident happened just west of Jackson, Nebraska at about 3:45 a.m. when the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting a deer that was crossing the roadway and drove into a ditch. The car that landed in the ditch below was carrying four people.

Mercy Air Car and ambulance vehicles responded to the scene of the accident. The roadway was closed in order for the helicopter to land.

Three passengers in the vehicle were killed in the accident: one female adult, a female child, and a male child. The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was transported to Mercy medical Center in Sioux City.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents that happen every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents that happened in the United States.
  • In the last decade, there has been a general reduction in the number of motor vehicle fatalities that happened in the US of about 25 percent.
  • There was an increase of about 25,000 more people injured in traffic accidents in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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