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LPD: Speeding car crashes into another car, lands upside down on Vine street

LPD & LFR at the scene of a crash at 36th & Vine Monday night, as seen from 10/11 NOW's Skyview...
LPD & LFR at the scene of a crash at 36th & Vine Monday night, as seen from 10/11 NOW's Skyview camera.(KOLN)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 10:33 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police said a seatbelt may have saved a reckless driver who crashed his car after traveling over 100 mph on Vine Street late Monday night.

Police responded to a crash at 36th and Vine Streets Monday around 11:30 p.m.

Witnesses told police they saw a car speeding down Vine Street and hit the rear of another car. Witnesses told police the car, which was a 2017 Toyota Yaris, looked like it was going between 100-120 mph.

Police said the Yaris also hit two mailboxes and a light pole and landed upside down. Bystanders helped pull the man from the car.

The driver was mostly unharmed because he was wearing a seatbelt, according to police.

The 20-year-old driver was treated and released and cited for willful reckless driving.

Police said the driver in the other vehicle was also wearing a seatbelt and had only minor injuries.

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