First-responders worked to extricate passengers of an overturned vehicle near the Kroc Center just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses told 3 News Now that the driver hit a couple of nearby houses before hitting a pole near 30th Street and Upland Parkway.
An Omaha Police Department report later confirmed that a man driving a 2002 Chevy Suburban east on Drexel Street veered off the street and into a chain-link fence near 36th Street.
An Omaha Police dispatcher confirmed that one person was transported from the scene of the crash. Authorities later confirmed the driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old Plattsmouth man, had been admitted to Nebraska Medicine for hip injuries.
The OPD release said the driver — the only person in the vehicle — drove away from the scene at 36th and Drexel streets, turning to go northbound on 30th Street. He again left the roadway, the release states, and struck a wooden power pole near the Kroc Center.
OPD said charges are pending.
OPPD closed 30th Street thereafter so workers could replace the pole.