State Patrol Performs Over 50 Motorist Assists

Nebraska State Patrol troopers are finally getting to breathe after a busy morning.

Hazardous road conditions contributed to accidents across the state on Sunday. The State Patrol reported on Twitter that troopers responded to about 12 crashes and performed 50 motorist assists from midnight to noon.

The State Patrol, local agencies and the Department of Transportation continue to file reports of accidents this afternoon. Snow and wind forced the early barrage of crashes while ice has caused the majority of afternoon incidents.

At least one of the crashes involved an injury.
At
approximately 8:30 a.m. near Waverly, at mile marker 409 on Interstate 80, a westbound semi jackknifed on the roadway.  A brief time later, another semi lost control and struck the trailer of the first semi.  A trooper was able to pull the driver out of the second semi and render medical assistance. The driver was then transported to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln with injuries. The driver of the first semi was not injured. I-80 westbound was closed due to this and other crashes in the area for approximately 2.5 hours.

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