Statement on Car Accident Involving Vehicle Carrying the Governor

LINCOLN – Today, Taylor Gage, Public Relations Director for the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts, issued a statement following an accident involving a vehicle carrying the Governor.

“Just before 7:00am this morning, a trooper assigned to the Executive Protection Division was driving the Governor in a van to an appointment in Lincoln. The van was southbound on 13th Street when it collided with a pickup that was eastbound on Washington Street. The van struck the pickup on the driver’s side near the rear wheel. The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the accident. The Governor was not injured, nor was the trooper driving the van. Both the Governor and the Trooper were wearing their seat belts.”

The male driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital as a precaution with minor injuries. It is the understanding of the Office of the Governor that the driver of the pickup violated a stop sign. Interested parties are encouraged to check with the Lincoln Police Department for the police report to confirm whether the driver of the pickup was cited.

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