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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • 24 killed on Nebraska roadways in January

  • During the month of January 2013, twenty-four persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.

    These 24 fatalities occurred in 20 crashes
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  • During the month of January 2013, twenty-four persons were killed in traffic crashes on Nebraska roadways, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
     
     These 24 fatalities occurred in 20 crashes
    • Twenty-one of the 23 vehicle occupants killed were not using safety belts
    •  One fatality occurred on the Interstate, sixteen happened on non-Interstate highways, and
    • seven took place on local roads
    •  Twenty-one of the fatalities occurred in rural locations
    •  Nine of the fatal crashes were head-on collisions
    • Seven of the fatal crashes were single vehicle run-off-road accidents
    • One of the fatal crashes was a collision with a train
    • One of the fatalities was a pedestrian
     
                                                     
                  COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS
    YEAR             FATALITIES FATAL CRASHES % CHANGE v. 2013 (FATALITIES)
    2012              22              21                  +9.1
    2011               7              7                    +242.9
    2010               8              7                    +200     
    2009             14             11                   +71
     
    • There were 22 fatalities in January of 2012.
    • 21 of the 23 vehicle occupants killed during 2013 (91.3%) were not wearing safety belts.
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