Crash involving dump truck shuts down part of south Lincoln intersection
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A crash at a busy south Lincoln intersection slowed traffic Wednesday afternoon.
The crash involving a dump truck happened around 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and Old Cheney Road.
Lincoln Fire & Rescue says the truck’s brakes gave out, so to avoid a pileup, the driver swerved off the road.
The truck hit a pole, knocking out the traffic lights.
The driver was injured, officials said. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The intersection will be partly shut down into the evening, according to officials.
Shortly after 6 p.m., Lincoln Police said on Twitter that cleanup is expected to take several hours.
Avoid the area of 56th and Old Cheney due to a significant accident. Please use 40th or 70th southbound and avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/7Hdj8JNviZ
— Lincoln-Lancaster Emergency Mngmt. (@LancasterCoEMA) May 31, 2023
TRAFFIC ALERT–56th & Old Cheney.
Lincoln Police are currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving a dump truck. Please use an alternate route and expect traffic delays.
— Lincoln Police (@Lincoln_Police) May 31, 2023