FREMONT – One man was lifeflighted from the scene of an accident yesterday morning, after an equipment failure lead to a four vehicle accident on the southeast Fremont viaduct.
At approximately 7:15AM, Fremont Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident in the 200 block of south Bell Street. A 1998 Dodge Avenger was being driven south over the Bell Street viaduct when the left front tire came off of the vehicle. The tire crossed over the median and struck a 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was being driven north over the viaduct.
The Dodge Avenger sat disabled in its driving lane. Moments later, a 2005 Sterling long chassis truck, being driven south on Bell Street, came to a stop behind the disabled Dodge Avenger, which was blocking through traffic at this time due to its immobile status. The Sterling remained stopped when a 2001 Honda Accord, also being driven south on Bell Street, was unable to stop and struck the back of the long chassis truck.
The driver of that Honda Accord, a 27 year old male from Fremont, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Omaha for injuries sustained in the accident.
There are no updates on his current status.