NE couple remains hospitalized following Sept. 7th crash in Mills County


September 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

A man and woman from Nebraska remain hospitalized in Omaha following the Sept. 7th crash of their motorcycle in Mills County.  Bill Brucken, the uncle of 56-year old Robert S. Fatica, of Fremont, NE., said in an e-mail to KJAN News, his nephew is in critical condition at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Fatica suffered several fractured vertebrae and ribs. Brucken, who lives in Cleveland, OH.,  says as of this past Saturday, Fatica was unconscious due to severe brain injuries and bleeding on the brain. He also has a broken eye socket and nose.

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office reported a 1995 Harley Davidson occupied by Fatica and his 40-year old wife Michelle, was traveling north on 190th Street at around 12:20-a.m. Sept. 7th, when the cycle left the road and drove into a ditch. The couple was ejected from the motorcycle. Neither was wearing a helmet. Michelle Fatica remains hospitalized at the UNMC, where she is recovering from surgeries to repair a severely broken shoulder, collarbone, ribs and several fractured vertebrae.