Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries; part of West O closes

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A portion of West O Street was shut down Tuesday night after a vehicle struck a pedestrian, police say.

A 29-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car near Northwest 20th Street, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

It happened about 9:20 p.m., and the westbound and eastbound lanes were closed for several hours as crash reconstructionists worked.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle had a green light. Drugs and alcohol were not involved, according to authorities.

The woman was crossing near the crosswalk, police said.

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