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Dad told Lincoln police his daughter died in an accident, later learns she’s alive


An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Lincoln that killed two people and injured 20 others over Memorial Day weekend, according to Lincoln police. One of these survivors had just graduated from Lincoln Southeast. The family’s joy after graduation turned to grief when her father thought she had died after an accident. But he said his prayers were answered hours later. Hannah Wadiso, 18, graduated from high school on May 28. The next day, his family celebrated his achievement. That night, she asked her father if she could go out. Like most parents, Ailbe worried, but accepted. “‘Be careful,’ I said,” Ailbe said. “‘OK, I’ll be careful,’ she said. “My heart hasn’t calmed down. I just followed them, went to the Hy-Vee area and walked around, and didn’t see them, so I went home,” Ailbe said. About four hours later, he received a phone call that no parent wants. “Someone who helped her out from under the car said, ‘I have this number. You don’t know me but your daughter is in an accident and in poor condition, please reach out to her now,” Ailbe said. Ailbe rushed to the scene to be told by an officer that his daughter was dead. pass, you can’t see it, touch it, it’s under investigation,” Ailbe said. Ailbe said they told her she was killed by a car that ran over her. knees, prayed,” Ailbe said. Two hours later, Ailbe’s prayers were answered, when he received another phone call. “She’s in emergency, Bryan West, in critical condition. The car ran over them and some people around them lifted the car. “, Ailbe said. After days in the hospital, her eyes opened. “Amen, hallelujah, thank you, Jesus, it’s a chance,” he said. He said his daughter had cried. The accident crushed her pelvis but the family believe she will recover in time. “It’s a chance God gave you, my daughter, be happy, don’t be angry,” said Ailbe .. their other child, who has special needs. Yet they are grateful to only worry about recovery and bills. “The other two weren’t so lucky, you’re the lucky one,” Ailbe said, referring to his daughter, who survived the crash.Two women were killed in the crash.Alibe said he was sad for the 18-year-old driver arrested in the crash, saying he was disappointed with his actions focused on Hannah and her second chance at life “God is good,” he said.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in Lincoln that killed two people and injured 20 others over Memorial Day weekend, according to Lincoln police.

One of these crash survivors had just graduated from South East Lincoln.

The family’s joy after graduation turned to grief when her father thought she had died after an accident.

But he said his prayers were answered hours later.

Hannah Wadiso, 18, graduated from high school on May 28.

The next day, his family celebrated his achievement.

“We enjoyed the day with joy, enjoyed the music, the praise,” said Tesfaye Ailbe, Wadiso’s father.

That night, she asked her father if she could go out.

“Around 7 p.m. over there, she said she wanted to go watch the car race on O Street. “Everyone is watching,” she said,” Ailbe said.

Like most parents, Ailbe worried but accepted.

“‘Be careful,’ I said,” Ailbe said. “‘OK, I’ll be careful,’ she said,” Ailbe said.

Ailbe’s intuition told her that something was wrong.

“My heart has not calmed down. I just followed them, went to the Hy-Vee area and walked around, and didn’t see them, so I went home,” Ailbe said.

About four hours later, he received a phone call that no parent wants.

“Someone who helped pull her out from under the car said, ‘I have this number. You don’t know me, but your daughter is in a crash and in poor condition, please contact her now,'” said Ailba.

Ailbe rushed to the scene to be told by an officer that his daughter was dead.

“They said you can’t pass, you can’t see her, touch her, it’s under investigation,” Ailbe said.

Ailbe said they told her she was killed by a car that ran over her.

“On the road we cried, fell to our knees, prayed,” Ailbe said.

Two hours later, Ailbe’s prayers were answered when he received another phone call.

“She’s in the ER, Bryan West, in critical condition. The car ran over them and some people around them lifted the car,” Ailbe said.

After days in the hospital, she opened her eyes.

“Amen, hallelujah, thank you, Jesus, it’s lucky,” he said.

He said his daughter cried.

The accident crushed her pelvis, but the family believe she will recover in time.

“It’s a chance God gave you, my daughter, be happy, don’t be angry,” Ailbe said.

The family said they work to care for Hannah and their other child, who has special needs.

Still, they’re thankful they only care about recovery and bills.

“The other two weren’t so lucky, you are the luckiest,” Ailbe said, referring to his daughter, who survived the crash. Two women were killed in the crash.

Alibe said he was sad for the 18-year-old driver arrested in the accident, saying he was disappointed with his actions.

“I don’t have any hate, I just feel bad,” Ailbe said.

It focuses on Hannah and her second chance at life.

“God is good,” he says.

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