Police have released the name of the man who is fighting for his life after being hit by a car in northwest Lincoln.
Officials say 30–year–old Jesse Meints appeared to be out for a run and was jogging down NW 48th Street in Air Park when the accident happened. He rushed to Bryan West just after 11 p.m. Thursday with life-threatening injuries.
"A 25–year–old Lincoln man was traveling southbound on NW 48th when suddenly he saw a man jogging southbound in the roadway," Officer Katie Flood said. "The driver slammed on his breaks but could not avoid the collision."
It took police several hours to identify Meints because he was alone and didn't have any ID on him when the accident happened. Police were able to notify his family around 9:30 Friday morning.
Officials are still investigating what exactly led up to the accident. There are several lights along NW 48th but police say the driver didn't see Meints until it was too late.
Police say he was the one who called 911. No tickets have been issued.
Lincoln Police say they have identified the man who was hit by a car late Thursday night in Airpark. It happened at around 11 p.m. Police say 30-year-old Jesse Meints was running on NW 48th between Airpark Road and W. Knight when he was hit by a car driven by 25-year-old Joshua Kelso. Police say Kelso didn't see the Meints until it was too late. He told police he slammed on his brakes, but his car hit Meints.
Police say Meints suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bryan West where he remains in critical condition. The accident is under investigation. No citations have been issued.