Two in Hospital After Backing into Light Pole

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Authorities are investigating an accident when a vehicle backs into a light pole.

Just before 2 a.m. Monday, authorities were called to the 2900 block of Sumner after getting a report that a man had knocked on the door and was unconscious and bleeding in their doorway.

Police and fire officials arrived to discover a red Geo Metro with heavy damage to the rear of a car that had struck a light pole.

Lincoln Fire Captain Michael Mayfield said they had two victims, a man and woman who were transported to Bryan LGH West.

One neighbor who did not want to be identified said he heard the crash and thought it sounded too close. He believed his car, parked in the driveway had been hit. The Geo had hit a pole less than 20 feet from his SUV.

The neighbor said he came outside and found a woman crying and asking for help in his lawn.

Melanie Byrd, another neighbor said they awoke to someone banging on their door. Byrd said when they opened the door, the recognized their next door neighbor, covered in blood as he collapsed just inside their door. They called 911

Byrd said their neighbor was not able to tell them what happened and passed out just as fire crews arrived.

Officers at the scene said there is no evidence of any skidding in the road.

LPD Captain Michon Morrow said they are still investigating the accident and do believe alcohol to be a factor.