Rollover accident sends two to the hospital

By:Dan Messineo

A late night rollover accident sends two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to get one of those people out of the car. 

The call came in a little after 11 p.m. Tuesday.  The crash happened at the intersection of 84th and O Street.  Both vehicles involved are totaled.  Police say a black Mustang was driving west bound down O Street and a truck was driving south on 84th.  The vehicles slammed into each other at the intersection.   The truck rolled over, ending up on all four wheels.

Lincoln Police Sgt. Dee Toupin said crews used the Jaws of Life to rescue the passenger from the Mustang.  “When the officers arrived they discovered that one of the occupants, the passenger of the black vehicle, was still pinned in and so when Lincoln Fire and Rescue arrived they did remove the door to the car,” Toupin said.

Police said the driver of the truck was wearing a seat belt.  The driver of the truck and the passenger of the Mustang were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

Police said both drivers say they had a green light.  The investigation into the cause continues.