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Two motorcyclists injured in north Lincoln crash; driver of car arrested

Two motorcyclists injured in north Lincoln crash; driver of car arrested

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Police arrested a 29-year-old man Saturday after his car hit two motorcycles and he fled the scene, leaving the injured motorcyclists lying in the street at 48th and Benton streets.

Officer Angela Sands said police found an unoccupied Dodge Avenger at the intersection, along with the two motorcyclists — a 42-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman. Both were lying on the ground, unresponsive. 

The motorcyclists were taken to a hospital. The man was in stable condition and the woman suffered life-threatening injuries, Sands said Monday morning.

Witnesses said both the driver and a passenger in the Dodge ran off after the car turned left into the motorcycles, which were going 15-20 mph at the time. The accident happened at 7:42 p.m., Sands said. 

Police arrested Travis Williams, 29, at his home. He was jailed on suspicion of leaving the scene of an injury accident and causing serious bodily injury while driving under the influence, both felonies.

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Margaret Reist is a Lincoln native, the mom of three high school graduates now navigating college and an education junkie who covers students, teachers and policymakers inside and outside the K-12 classroom.

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