Lincoln woman in serious condition after crashing into tree

LINCOLN, Neb. - One Lincoln woman is in the hospital after crashing into a tree early Thursday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, police say a Mazda 4-Door was headed south on 9th street at a very high rate of speed. The car hit a curb, then a road sign before crashing into a tree. The incident took place between G and H Streets.

Police also say the engine of the vehicle ended up nearly 20 feet away from the car, post impact with the tree.

The driver of the vehicle was partially trapped following the accident, and a passerby stopped to help her get out.

The woman, who is 22-years-old, did sustain serious injuries, but police report those injuries are not life threatening.

She was cited for reckless driving and not wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

DUI charges are pending.