SUV crashes into forklift, leaving passenger with 'life-threatening' injuries

Police: Alcohol was a 'major contributing factor'
Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 22:57:24-04

An accident Wednesday afternoon involving a forklift left a 30-year-old woman with "massive internal injuries" after the driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle near 30th and Burdette streets, then fled.

Chestrina G. Wilson-Gibbs of Omaha, sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash, according to an Omaha Police press release. Omaha Fire and Rescue medics were performing CPR as she was transported to Nebraska Medicine.

At 2:15 p.m., a brown 2007 GMC Acadia was driving wrecklessly while northbound on 30th Street when it struck a large Terex Handlers forklift as it was turning left into a construction site, the release states. 

Immediately after the accident, the driver, Randy Davis, 42, of Omaha, fled on foot, the release states. Police took the driver into custody a short distance from the scene and expects charges will be filed against him, according to the release.

The forklift driver had no known injuries following the accident, the release states.

The accident is still under investigation; authorities said they believe alcohol was a "major contributing factor."