A 41-year-old driver was taken to an Omaha hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after his SUV crashed into a traffic signal pole at 90th and Burt Streets.

Cody Karre of Omaha was taken to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy about 9:30 p.m. Police said Karre sustained injuries to his head, chest and hip that don't appear to be life-threatening.

Emergency responders said the man was losing large amounts of blood from his left ear and had a cut above his left eye.

Investigators determined that Karre was driving a 2016 GMC Acadia north on 90th Street when it crossed into the southbound lanes, left the roadway to the west and hit a pole. Debris from the collision struck a 2015 Chrysler 200 stopped at the intersection, causing minor damage.

Karre, who was not wearing a seat belt, had to be extricated from the vehicle by an Omaha Fire Department crew.

World-Herald staff writer Sierra Karst contributed to this report.

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