A passenger in a sport-utility vehicle died Saturday after the driver -- rushing to the hospital to see her injured son -- ran a stop sign and collided with a van.
The dead woman was identified by Omaha police as Delaine T. Harris, 27. She was the injured boy's babysitter and a passenger in the SUV that crashed at 49th and Decatur Streets.
The SUV driver, Tamika Brown, 27, suffered minor head and leg injuries, police said. Brown is the mother of the injured boy they were going to visit. He had been hurt in a separate traffic accident about 40 minutes earlier.
Harris was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, said Sgt. Jason Menning. Paramedics worked to revive her on the way to Creighton University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Three children under age 10 were inside the green Ford Explorer that rolled over following the collision. They suffered minor injuries and were taken to the same hospital, Menning said.
Menning gave this account of what led to the accident:
About 12:10 p.m., Decontrey N. Brown, 11, ran into the street and was struck by a car at Blondo Street and Davis Circle, which is just west of 72nd and Blondo Streets. The boy suffered a concussion and abrasions and was taken by ambulance to Creighton.
Harris, the boy's babysitter, notified his mother at work. Tamika Brown drove to the accident scene to pick up Harris and other children on her way to the hospital.
Menning said witnesses told police that Brown was eastbound on Decatur Street about 12:50 p.m. when she ran a stop sign at 49th Street. A northbound Checker van in the intersection struck the SUV, which continued on, struck a tree stump and overturned.
Hassan Sahal, 51, the cab driver, was treated for minor head injuries.