A pregnant woman who was critically injured in a traffic accident Friday has suffered a miscarriage, police said.
Ellen M. Pankievicz, 30, of Omaha, sustained a severe broken pelvis and hip in the two-vehicle collision at 156th Street and West Center Road, said Omaha Police Sgt. Jason Menning.
She was taken by ambulance to Creighton University Medical Center, where her condition stabilized, Menning said. Pankievicz, whose pregnancy was in the first trimester, suffered the miscarriage Monday, he said. It was unknown if the miscarriage was a result of the collision, Menning said.
Police were still investigating the crash.
She had been driving a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban west on West Center Road when an eastbound pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic at the intersection, the sergeant said.
Police identified the driver of the pickup, a Ford 2004 Ford Ranger Pup, as 22-year-old Travis E. Koplin of Omaha. Koplin suffered chest and arm pain and was treated at Creighton.
Under Nebraska law, the miscarriage could result in a separate felony charge in the crash. Any charges were pending until police receive medical reports and the Douglas County attorney reviews the case.
— Susan Szalewski