Passersby Lift SUV Off Man In Rollover Crash

Passersby Lift SUV Off Man In Rollover Crash

By Ashlee Pitzl. CREATED Jun 11, 2014

Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) -  Members of the Northeast Precinct and Accident Investigation Squad were dispatched to the area of I-480 and Dodge Street Southbound to investigate the report of a vehicle roll over on Wednesday night.

According to witnesses at the scene, a green Chevy Blazer with no plates lost control after sustaining a flat tire.  It then veered to the right and into the grass median just south of the Dodge Street overpass.  The driver, Michael Deshaun Tatum, was unrestrained and was ejected. The vehicle came to rest on top of him.  

Passersby stopped and rolled the SUV off Tatum and rendered aid.  Tatum was transported to Creighton University Medical Center for Treatment of numerous life- threatening injuries, including a spinal injury.

Police say alcohol is believed to be a major contributing factor in this crash.  The investigation is on-going and additional information will be released as it becomes available.