Alcohol contributed to two overnight traffic crashes that resulted in injuries, Omaha police said Sunday.
The first accident happened Saturday about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of 13th Street and Missouri Avenue.
Police said driver Juan C. Baca, 22, violated a traffic signal while heading north on 13th Street and struck another car. A passenger in that car was ejected and taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition Sunday morning.
Alcohol was a factor with both drivers, police said.
Baca of Omaha was booked on suspicion of felony DUI causing serious bodily injury, felony third-offense DUI, assault on a police officer using bodily fluids, driving under suspension and violating a traffic control signal, and having an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
The other driver, Jake A. Fitch, 19, of Mondamin, in Iowa's Harrison County, was cited for DUI zero tolerance.
The second accident occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday near 136th and Q Streets. Police said Hillary M. Serama, 21, of Omaha was driving west on Q Street when she lost control of her car and struck a telephone pole.
She wasn't using a seat belt, and police said alcohol was a factor in the crash.
She was taken to the CU Medical Center with life-threatening head injuries. Her condition wasn't immediately known Sunday.
The accident was being investigated Sunday. Police said charges were pending.
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