Douglas Co. Crash Report: Woman in motorized wheelchair hit, critically hurt by vehicle in SW Omaha

Crash Report – South 96th Street and Mockingbird Drive, Omaha, NE

 

Report ID: 2024 May 15

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: Buick Lacrosse

Traffic Unit 2: female pedestrian in motorized wheelchair

Occupants: at least 2

Injuries/Fatalities: 1 Injured

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Rear-End

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): in the curb lane

Narrative

OMAHA, NE – Authorities responded to a collision late Wednesday morning, May 15, in southwest Omaha that critically injured a woman who was operating a motorized scooter.

The incident took place on a stretch of South 96th Street near Mockingbird Drive, prompting a response from Omaha Police officers at about 11:30 a.m.

Officials said the victim, 60, was riding a motorized scooter in the curb lane of South 96th Street when  the wheelchair was rear-ended by a 92-year-old man driving a Buick Lacrosse southbound.

First responders transported the woman to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy, where she was treated for leg injuries considered “severe.” The victim, who suffered medical issues prior to the crash, was listed in critical condition at the time of WOWT’s report Wednesday night.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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