UPDATE: NSP vehicle struck, two taken to hospital
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) — This morning, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) was hospitalized after his patrol car was struck while driving down I-80 in Omaha.
The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. when troopers were responding to road damage reports on the interstate, near Giles Road, according to an NSP press release.
Troopers blocked off the far right lane in order for construction workers to repair the road. The hospitalized trooper was one of these vehicles.
The trooper’s vehicle was hit about an hour later by a Lexus SUV. The trooper was inside the vehicle at the time and had his emergency lights on.
Both drivers were taken to Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha with non-life-threatening injuries. The trooper has since been released from the hospital.
The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the crash.
This morning, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) was injured after being struck by another vehicle.
The accident happened on I-80 in Omaha and both he and the other driver were taken to the hospital.
The injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
This story is developing and we will keep you updated as new details become available.
— NSP Trooper Bell (@NSP_TrooperBell) October 21, 2020
A trooper was injured this morning when his cruiser was struck on I-80 in Omaha. Both he and the other driver have been transported to the hospital, but thankfully, injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
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— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) October 21, 2020