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First-responders extricate crash victims near Kroc Center

Posted at 5:00 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 13:24:49-04

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.