Jacob Beins Charged with DUI, Leaving Scene After Crash Injures Motorcyclist
A motorcyclist was seriously injured and the driver of the Ford that struck him was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and attempting to flee the scne of the crash in the early hours of Sunday, July 21.
Omaha police were called to the intersection of 84th and Q Streets at around 12:24 a.m. on reports of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.
According to the report, a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle was traveling southbound on 84th street when the bike was rear-ended by a 2015 Ford Escape. The motorcycle was pushed roughly 100 feet and the rider fell from the vehicle.
Police say that witnesses told them that the Ford driver attempted to flee from the scene. However, the vehicle only traveled for one more block until it became disabled by oil leaking from inside.
The motorcyclist was 31-year-old Kegan Collins, who was brought to Bergan Mercy for treatment of a fractured back and road rash. His condition is not currently considered life-threatening. He was wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the crash.
The Ford Focus driver was 26-year-old Jacob Beins, who was uninjured in the collision. He has been charge with DUI-serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash.
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Legal Options For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Nebraska
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents drunk driving injury victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Here are a few thoughts from Brian concerning the legal options available to these victims and families in Nebraska:
In Nebraska, as in all other states, people who have been injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused their injuries. Additionally, the families of those killed in Nebraska drunk driving crashes may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that individual.
Like many other states, Nebraska has dram shop laws which allow these victims and families to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors, under certain conditions. However, Nebraska’s dram shop laws are more restrictive than those in other states. According to Nebraska dram shop law, you may only file a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor for drunk driving injuries if the person who caused the injuries was a minor.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver in Nebraska, you can learn more about your legal rights by discussing your case with an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.
The Intersection of Q Street and South 84th Street in Omaha, NE
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