Faidley and 281 fatality accident
On 09/01/2023, at 10:11 am, the Grand Island Police Department responded to the intersection of Faidley Ave. and Highway 281 in reference to a tractor / trailer colliding with a pedestrian.
The pedestrian was transported to St. Francis Emergency Room and then taken by life-flight to Bergan-Mercy Hospital in Omaha, but died from injuries sustained in this incident about 4 hours after the accident. The deceased has been identified as a 60 year old male, however current residence and next-of-kin are still being determined.
The tractor-trailer involved was driven by a 45 year old Hampton, NE man who was northbound on Highway 281 through the intersection at Faidley Avenue under a green traffic signal. Upon observing the pedestrian, the driver attempted to avoid collision by taking evasive action and driving onto the center island dividing northbound and southbound traffic. However, the pedestrian was struck by the trailer.
This incident is an active investigation, and anyone who witnessed or has information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Grand Island Police Department. Updates will be provided at a future date.