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Two women are killed and 19 more hospitalized after car ‘ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle’ before they both smashed into the pavement crowd

  • The horror crash occurred at an intersection in Lincoln, Nebraska, late last night
  • Reports suggest one of the cars ran a red light and smashed into the other
  • The two women victims were occupants of one car, Lincoln Police said 

Two women have been killed and 19 people have been hospitalized after a horror crash saw cars slam into a crowd of pedestrians in Nebraska.

The two victims were occupants of one of the cars which smashed into the other late last night at an intersection in Lincoln, around the same time as an Americruise event to mark Memorial Day Weekend.

Initial reports suggest one of the vehicles ran a red light before striking the other car, sending them both spinning towards pedestrians on the sidewalk.

The two victims were occupants of one of the cars which smashed into the other late last night at an intersection in Lincoln

The two victims were occupants of one of the cars which smashed into the other late last night at an intersection in Lincoln

At 10.45pm, one car was traveling westbound near 52nd and O streets, while the other was turning left eastbound.

A T-bone crash then occurred that swept towards pedestrians along the street, leaving one person with life-threatening injuries.

Footage from the scene showed a car wreckage consumed by fire as a crowd of panicking pedestrians fled.

It is not yet clear if the crash was connected to Americruise or not.

The event sees drivers flock to Lincoln over Memorial Day Weekend to show off their vehicles.

A Facebook page for the event said: ‘Every Memorial Day Weekend, hundreds of cars, bikes, and trucks flock to Lincoln, NE to cruise down O Street to show off their rides and do some hooning!’ 

Organizers warned attendees of the potential risks of cruising, saying: ‘We want to remind everyone the police won’t be a stranger to this event so PLEASE cruise at your own risk and be cautious to those around you!

At 10.45pm, one car was traveling westbound near 52nd and O streets, while the other was turning left eastbound

At 10.45pm, one car was traveling westbound near 52nd and O streets, while the other was turning left eastbound

The two victims were occupants of one of the cars which smashed into the other late last night at an intersection in Lincoln

The two victims were occupants of one of the cars which smashed into the other late last night at an intersection in Lincoln

‘There will be large crowds all along O street and we don’t need anyone in a wreck or worse in the hospital!’

Lincoln Police Captain Max Hubka told CNN the city has many ‘pedestrians and bystanders out on the street’ on Memorial Weekend.

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He said: ‘We had people sitting along the sidewalk too when the accident occurred.’

Lincoln Police Department said: ‘We are investigating a fatality accident near 52nd and O St. O St from 48th to 56th Streets is shut down in both directions and will be shut down for the next few hours. Please avoid the area.

‘Two female occupants of one of the involved vehicles have been declared deceased at the scene. 

‘A total of 19 other individuals have been transported to area hospitals, including a number of people who were present on the sidewalk area at the time of the crash. 

‘Of the 19 people transported to area hospitals, one is in critical condition. The other 18 people are believed to be in non-life threatening condition at this time.’ 

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