Pedestrian Hit By Car, Driver Faces DUI Charge

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a car near 33rd and Dodge in Omaha Saturday morning.

Police say 20-year-old Michael MacFarland of Hastings, Nebraska was crossing Dodge in an area with no crosswalk when a westbound car driven by 26-year-old Adam Podraza of Omaha hit MacFarland around 3 a.m. Podraza drove off, but returned a short time later.

MacFarland was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of a dislocated hip, a broken tibia and a head laceration. He is expected to recover.

Podraza was booked for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, DUI causing serious bodily injury and driving during suspension.


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