Woman who lost legs in accident dies

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Authorities say a 55-year-old Omaha woman has died in a hospital four days after her legs were severed in a traffic accident.

Omaha police Sgt. Joseph Collins says Joanne Smith died Sunday night. She’d been struck by another car on Wednesday evening while unloading items from the trunk of her car, which was parked on Northwest Radial.         

Police say the driver of the other car reported that she got distracted when her cellphone fell to the floor of her car. The woman was not injured.