An accident on a local highway ended in tragedy when one man was killed and two others were sent to hospital, according to local authorities. Nebraska police are still investigating the car accident that injured two prominent local baseball coaches. Police are not speculating on the cause of the accident at this time.
Accident reconstruction indicates a 60-year-old local man was traveling south on U.S. Highway 275 when his vehicle suddenly veered into oncoming traffic. The vehicle struck a pickup truck being driven by a 42-year-old baseball coach. In the ensuing crash the first driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed on impact. He was declared dead by arriving medical personnel.
The other two men, the driver and his 33-year-old passenger, also a baseball coach, were injured in the crash. They were transferred to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries, the extent of which is unknown at this time though they have since been released from care. Both men had to cancel upcoming games with their respective teams as a result of the accident, but both are still alive and apparently stable.
While the death of the 60-year-old driver is doubtless a tragedy, Nebraska law makes it clear that a driver is responsible for his own conduct on the road barring external factors like weather. If the driver is found to be responsible for the car accident, the other two men will have even more precedent to seek reparation for damages in the form of a personal injury law suit against the deceased driver’s estate. Such a case would be handled in a Nebraska civil court.
Fremont Tribune, “Omaha man dies in 2 vehicle crash in NE Nebraska,” July 14, 2013