2 dead, 19 injured after a car accident and a turn in the crowd

Lincoln police confirmed two people were killed and 19 people injured after two cars collided and drove into a crowd on Sunday evening. Max Hubka with LPD said the crash happened at the intersection of 52nd and O Streets around 10:45 p.m. According to Lincoln police, a black Ford Taurus was traveling west on O Street when it collided with a white Toyota Corolla facing east. the area for the special traffic enforcement and responded to the scene “within seconds”. Hubka said two vehicles were involved in the crash. The two vehicles drove onto the sidewalk and struck several pedestrians. “We do not believe and there is no evidence that this was an intentional act,” Lincoln police said in a statement. weekend. “There are about 300 to 400 people on the sidewalk watching the car show tonight,” Breeanna Shields said. She said she witnessed the accident and ran to help the victims. Police said 19 people were being treated at area hospitals. In a news release Monday morning, Bryan Health said Bryan Medical Center was caring for 10 people. Among them, two were admitted to hospital. One had serious injuries, the other serious injuries. Eight other patients were treated and released. Police on Twitter said the two who died were “women” and added at a press conference that they were in a vehicle. Their names have not been disclosed. including video or photographic evidence, call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600. O Street from 48th to 56th Street reopened around 5 a.m. Monday.

Lincoln police confirmed two people were killed and 19 people injured after two cars collided and drove into a crowd on Sunday evening.

LPD Capt. Max Hubka said the accident happened at the intersection of 52nd and W streets around 10:45 p.m.

Officers were in the area for special traffic enforcement and responded to the scene “within seconds”.

Hubka said two vehicles were involved in the crash. The two vehicles drove onto the sidewalk and struck several pedestrians.

“We do not believe this was an intentional act,” Lincoln police said in a statement.

Police said the area was packed, with people three to four crammed into some areas to watch a classic car show unfold over Memorial Day weekend.

“There are about 300 to 400 people on the sidewalk watching the car show tonight,” Breeanna Shields said. She said she witnessed the accident and ran to help the victims.

Police said 19 people were being treated at area hospitals.

In a news release Monday morning, Bryan Health said Bryan Medical Center was caring for 10 people. Among them, two were admitted to hospital. One had serious injuries, the other serious injuries. Eight other patients were treated and released.

Police on Twitter said the two who died were “women” and added at a press conference that they were in the same vehicle. Their names have not been disclosed.

“At this point, we believe we have a good idea of ​​what happened and everyone involved is in contact with officers,” Hubka said.

The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is asking witnesses with any information, including video or photographic evidence, to call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

O Street from 48th to 56th Street reopened around 5 a.m. Monday.

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