‘It shouldn’t be happening in Lincoln’: Husker volleyball’s Lindsay Krause hit on O Street

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska volleyball is coming off another big win over a ranked opponent, but much of the attention is on a crash involving one of its players.

After the Huskers took down Kentucky, head coach John Cook revealed that Lindsay Krause was involved in a hit-and-run crash last Wednesday.

The Lincoln Police Department said she suffered minor injuries.

Because of her injury, she only practiced for about 10 minutes on Sunday and wasn’t able to play in the game.

Krause was rear-ended near 46th and O streets while she was stopped in traffic, according to police.

They said she pulled into a commercial lot, but the other driver left the scene.

“That’s what’s so frustrating,” Cook said. “I drive on O Street, and there’s several times I’ve wanted to call 911 just because of the crazy drivers and how they just abuse O Street and speed up and down.”

Cook is hoping that Lincoln’s mayor and chief of police hear his concerns about the reckless driving there.

“She was right by Chick-fil-A,” he said. “Some dude came flying, smacked her and took off. It shouldn’t be happening in Lincoln.”

On Monday morning, LPD Sgt. Chris Vollmer said he understands Cook’s frustration.

“A lot of pride in the culture that they’ve built around there, and I assume that’s a product of caring for your athletes,” he said. “I assume when something like this happens, you have almost a parental response.”

Courtesy Lincoln Police Department

Courtesy Lincoln Police Department

Earlier this month, LPD announced the results of its latest O Street traffic enforcement campaign.

There were more than 660 citations and arrests combined over the summer months.

That included nearly 200 speeding citations, and there were almost 60 warnings for speeding as well.

Vollmer said the area between 44th to 48th streets is particularly troublesome because that’s where O Street goes down from three to two lanes.

“Some people are aware of it and try to get past as many cars as they can before they merge in,” he said. “So, it’s usually either sidewipe or rear-end accidents at that location.”

Police are still investigating who was involved in the hit-and-run.

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