Truck rolls into Lincoln man’s front yard

By: Andrew Ward

A Lincoln man woke up to find a truck in his front yard on 70th and Garland streets around 11:30 Tuesday night. 

Twenty-year–old Bob Li was trying to get a full night’s sleep for his 8 a.m. work shift Wednesday morning, but an unexpected noise interrupted his rest period.

“I heard a loud bang; my mom heard it too,” he said.  

Neighbors called emergency vehicles when they heard the noise. Police said a pickup truck hydroplaned and rolled into bob li’s front yard.

“I looked out the window and there’s this car flipped upside down or on its side,” Li said. 

Authorities said a witness saw the driver flee the scene. No one else was involved in the crash.

A tow truck was able to stand the vehicle upright and remove it from the yard, though it took almost an hour. The damage was already done though, as Li’s fence was destroyed in the midst of other debris. 

“It’s going to take awhile to clean up,” Li said. 

The driver has yet to be found, according to police.