Neighbors are banding together to keep an eye on a home for a woman who was seriously injured early Friday when an airborne SUV tore through her bedroom near 66th Avenue and Lake Street.
A neighbor said Brooke Sutton was being treated Creighton University Medical Center for multiple injuries, including a broken foot, broken shoulder, fractured ribs and internal bleeding.
Chris Joneson said he and his wife, Stephanie, awoke at 3 a.m. to what they thought was a transformer exploding. When they looked out a window toward their backyard, they saw a tan SUV covered in rubble.
Police said Paul Mosher, 21, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, reckless driving, refusing a DUI test and approaching a fixed object. Police provided no further details on the crash.
Joneson said he was told by officers at the scene that the SUV had been traveling on 66th Avenue when it hit several parked cars, crossed Lake Street and jumped a curb.
The SUV was airborne as it smashed through Sutton's home, a fence dragging behind it, Joneson said.
When he ran to the crash scene, Joneson said, “Brooke was on the ground. She had crawled out from underneath some rubble and she was bleeding on her leg and neck.”
He also saw a man get out of the SUV. Joneson said the man was “concerned whether or not we had called the cops. He was stumbling around and his words weren't making sense.”
Neighbors spent part of Friday morning cleaning up the scene.
World-Herald staff writer Sam Womack contributed to this report.