Driver says road rage incident triggered crash that flipped car into garage

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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- The driver of a car that flipped into a garage off of Vine Street in Lincoln said she was involved in a road rage incident prior to the crash.

Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at 42nd and Vine Streets at 1:35 p.m. on Monday. The car had flipped onto the driver's side landing inside the garage of a building near the intersection. Rescue crews had to cut the roof off the car to rescue the 17-year-old girl inside.

The victim's mother said the teen was being kept at the hospital overnight for observation and is expected to recover.

According to the accident report, the girl was driving west on Vine when she cut off a driver at 48th Street. She said the other driver was in a white Toyota and continued to engage her while she was driving. In between 44th and 42nd Streets, she overcorrected, hit a curb, an electrical box, a light pole, a bush and ended up in the garage.

Authorities estimate damage to the building at approximately $50,000.

The teenager was not cited.