OMAHA, Neb. — In a tragic incident that occurred late Tuesday night, a pedestrian was hit and killed on a bridge over Interstate 80. The victim has been identified as 63-year-old James Rose.
According to authorities, Rose was walking on the right edge of the right lane near the eastbound on-ramp for Interstate 80 when he was struck from behind by a black Honda van. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.
Omaha police have stated that charges may be pending against the driver responsible for the collision. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
This heartbreaking incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. It is crucial for both drivers and pedestrians to remain vigilant and adhere to traffic laws to prevent such accidents from occurring.
Interstate 80, where the incident took place, is a major highway that spans across the United States. It is a busy route that sees heavy traffic, making it essential for individuals to exercise caution when traveling on or near it.
Pedestrians should always use designated sidewalks or crosswalks when available and ensure they are visible to drivers by wearing bright clothing, especially during low-light conditions. Drivers, on the other hand, must be attentive and alert for any pedestrians in their vicinity, obeying speed limits and refraining from any distracted or reckless behavior.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of James Rose during this difficult time. As the investigation continues, we hope that justice will be served and that measures will be taken to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
For the latest updates on this story and more, visit KETV NewsWatch 7’s website. Stay safe and remember to prioritize safety on the roads.