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.

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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.

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