A tragic accident injured an Omaha Public Works employee. Omaha police officers were sent to 144th and U Street at 9:49 a.m. A City of Omaha Public Works truck was parked blocking the curb lane of northbound traffic.
The truck and its crew were preparing to repair potholes. One crew member, 48 year old Salvatore Fidone III of Council Bluffs, Iowa was standing on the driver’s side of the truck. A witness stated that a northbound vehicle drifted over and struck Fidone. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries.
The driver of the vehicle is identified as 53 year old Alan Solarana of Omaha.