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Man injured in overnight crash on I-480 and Highway 75

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 16:01:14-05

A suspected drunk driver was hurt after being thrown from his SUV after crashing on I-480 westbound to Hwy 75 northbound last night. 

Omaha Police says the incident happened around 10:13 p.m. when the driver, Mederith F Scott,  lost control on the on-ramp from westbound I-480 to northbound Hwy 75.

The Ford Explorer rolled several times, striking the bridge support. 

Police say the Scott wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to CHI Creighton with a broken leg by Omaha Fire Medics. 

Law enforcement says speed and alcohol are factors in the crash and several charges are pending.