The Thursday crash that tied up eastbound Interestate 80 for most of the morning commute is being blamed on a 52-year-old Omaha driver who, police said, was seen weaving between lanes.
Police said the driver struck a median barrier and was thrown from his vehicle onto the interstate.
His vehicle also struck a Toyota Tacoma pickup, causing the truck to overturn in the middle lane of eastbound I-80 near 84th Street. Four more vehicles were struck during the accident, police said.
The ejected driver was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in serious condition and later arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain a lane and no insurance.