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Motor vehicle accident involving semi truck leaves 1 dead

Semi-trucks or tractor-trailers are a large part of the transportation of goods around Nebraska and the entire nation. As necessary as they are, they can also pose a danger to motorists in smaller vehicles who share the road with them. When people get into a motor vehicle accident with a large truck, they are at a higher risk of injury or fatality due to the size of these vehicles. This may be what happened to one person in a recent crash that involved a semi-truck.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents rising in Nebraska

There are times that a car crash may be just a small inconvenience, but when it results in a loss of life, it can have a ripple effect across the lives of the victim's family members. Vehicle manufactures, lawmakers and other experts have found many ways to reduce the chances that motor vehicle accidents will prove fatal, though unfortunately, they cannot eliminate collisions altogether. Still, fatal crash rates across the country have gone down thanks to their efforts. Here in Nebraska, some recent and troubling statistics were recently released that seem to contradict that idea, and experts are concerned about what it may mean for families across the state.

Man facing charges in fatal dump truck accident

When a motor vehicle accident happens, it is never a good thing. However, it can be particularly upsetting when it results in the loss of life. Families of the victims may wonder how such a thing could have happened and whether there was anything that might have prevented the crash. This could be what one Nebraska family is going through after authorities say that a man driving a dump truck without a proper license is to blame for a truck accident that took the lives of two children.

Multiple car accidents due to ice over Thanksgiving weekend

For many families, the recent holiday weekend meant traveling by car to be with loved ones. Some of those families here in Nebraska were also unfortunate enough to experience a car accident. Multiple law enforcement agencies reported that there was a spike in accidents due to icy road conditions. Lincoln itself saw around 20 crashes on Thanksgiving night alone.

Driving tips: Avoid motor vehicle accidents this winter

Cooler weather can be a welcome respite for many people who dislike the summer heat. However, winter can also bring its own problems, especially for Nebraska motorists. Icy roads and snowfall can make driving difficult for anyone. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has advice for those who want to avoid getting into motor vehicle accidents during the winter months.

Motor vehicle accidents: 2 injured, 1 killed in late-night crash

There may be a multitude of circumstances in which a driver could lose control of a vehicle and shift into oncoming lanes of traffic. Regardless of how it occurs, those who encounter a similar scenario may find it nearly impossible to respond quickly enough to prevent a crash. Motor vehicle accidents involving similar scenarios can have devastating outcomes. Two individuals were rushed to the hospital with injuries following a recent head-on crash in Nebraska.

Motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are often fatal

For an increasing number of Nebraska residents, motorcycles are the preferred method of transportation. They are not only convenient and economical and are also a fun way to travel. However, traveling by motorcycle can also be dangerous. What makes them so dangerous is not the motorcycles themselves, but the other vehicles on the road. Since motorcyclists are exposed and minimally protected, motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles are more likely to be very serious or fatal.

Four-time drunk driver going to prison

People who live in Nebraska might often hear others talk about how tough the laws related to drunk driving are in the state. However, it may seem to some that the laws are not quite strong enough. Too often, reports surface about accidents that are caused by intoxicated or drugged drivers who have been convicted of impaired driving offenses before. The fact that the law allows these people to keep driving and engage in the same behaviors can be hard to understand or appreciate. 

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