One person injured in possible hit-and-run Sunday in Omaha

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 2:38 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in downtown Omaha on Sunday, then kept going, police said.

Officers responded Sunday night to an injury accident at 40th and Farnam streets, where witnesses said a westbound SUV struck one of two pedestrians who were crossing the street. The SUV did not stop, police said, and speed is being investigated as a factor.

The injured person was taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center with bleeding on the brain, broken ribs, and a broken pelvis.

Police describe the SUV as a silver, tan, or gold 2001-06 Cadillac Escalade. The driver is described as a Black man, 30-45 years of age, with an average build and some facial hair, police said.

Anyone with information about the driver, the vehicle, or the incident is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867).

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