Car crashes into backyard deck, driver seriously injured

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Police have identified a woman whose car ran off the road and crashed into the backyard deck of a West Omaha home Saturday morning as Elaina Seifert, 23, of Bellevue.

The crash happened near 163rd and Center around 8:30 a.m.

Investigators tell our sister station WOWT 6 News that Seifert was eastbound on West Center Road in a Ford Focus when she lost control of the car. It crossed the raised center median and the westbound lanes of Center before smashing through a wooden privacy fence then launched over a 90 degree retaining wall, hit a swing set and crashed into the deck of a home near 163rd and Arbor.

Seifert appeared to be unconscious. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries and a possible wrist injury. She is expected to recover.

Family members inside the house tell 6 News they were asleep at the time and woke to, "the loudest thunder," they had ever heard.

That "thunder" was the noise of the vehicle knocking out a deck support causing a wooden beam to fall and smash into the car's windshield.

The police investigation continues.