Vehicle Hits Pedestrians

Vehicle hits pedestrians standing beside a vehicle parked on county road.

One male victim was transported by LifeNet helicopter and the other victim was transported by Weeping Water Rescue. Both were taken to Alegent Creighton Medical Center in Omaha with injures. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

The Cassgram reports Cass County Sheriff Wm. C. Brueggemann said deputies, the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department and Weeping Water Volunteer Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene between 108th Street and 120th Street on Van Dorn Street, south of Avoca, about 6pm Wednesday.

The sheriff’s report said a car was parked on the edge of Van Dorn, below the crest of a hill, when another vehicle traveling on Van Dorn Street came over the hill. That driver observed the parked vehicle in the roadway. The 37-year-old driver took evasive action, steered to the right and drove into the ditch while attempting to miss the parked car on the right. While avoiding the parked car, the moving vehicle then struck two men standing outside of the parked vehicle.

The investigation is continuing and names of those involved were not available at print time but Brueggemann said one victim is a 28-year-old male from Bakersfield, California, and the other victim is a 48-year-old male from Kansas. The two victims are father and son. There were other hunters from Otoe County inside the parked car who were not injured.

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