Two Omaha men were street racing Tuesday morning when their cars crashed into a third vehicle, critically injuring a 75-year-old Bellevue woman as she attempted to turn near Y and 13th Streets, Omaha police said.
Francisco Jacinto, 26, was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang and Israel Jacinto, 32, was driving a 1995 Acura sedan about 9:45 a.m. Witnesses told investigators that the two were racing south on 13th Street when they struck Arlene Josoff's 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser near the Mount Vernon Garden. Josoff was turning from eastbound Y Street onto northbound 13th Street, police said.
Josoff suffered a broken neck, broken ribs and a cut to her head, police said. She was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition with potentially life threatening injuries. She was listed in critical but stable condition later Tuesday.
The men were treated at the hospital and released. Francisco Jacinto was cited on suspicion of willful reckless driving and Israel Jacinto on willful reckless driving and driving under suspension.
— Jay Withrow