Loup City man dies from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident

A Loup City man has died following a motorcycle and car collision in Grand Island.

Grand Island Police say the motorcycle driver, James R. O’Brien from Loup City, Nebraska, died from injuries sustained during the accident.

The accident happened shortly after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Highway 281 and State Street.

O’Brien was wearing a novelty helmet at the time of the accident.

GIPD say a DOT approved helmet may have prevented the seriousness of the head injury contributing to his death.