An Omaha woman was critically injured in a car crash this weekend, suffering a brain hemorrhage and internal injuries.
Rachel Richards, 24, was driving in the early morning hours Saturday with passenger Matthew Gilkerson, 21, of Omaha, when she lost control of her car on southbound Abbot Drive, south of Fort Street. Her car went over the center median and hit a tree, uprooting it, then coming to rest in the northbound lanes.
Authorities took Richards to the Nebraska Medical Center where she was listed in extremely critical condition. Gilkerson was taken to the hospital as well with a minor head injury and a broken arm, but his injuries were not considered life threatening.
Witnesses say Richards was speeding, and police say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Richards will be very fortunate if she survives her brain injury. Drinking and driving creates the perfect conditions for traumatic injuries and death, and this does not even include the legal ramifications.
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