3 cars collided at 48th and Vine Streets.
Just after 7:15 Friday evening, authorities were dispatched and originally told one car was on fire. Officials later determined dust from the air bags were likely what was seen instead of fire or smoke.
No one was seriously hurt, but traffic in the area was backed up for blocks at the busy intersection, for over an hour.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue reported one person was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.