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Police are at the scene where a car hit a construction worker Wednesday just east of 31st and Superior.

A construction worker suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car at 31st and Superior streets Wednesday afternoon.

Amy Walton watched a westbound car cross the median on Superior Street and drive into a coned-off area in the eastbound lanes, striking the construction worker around 2:30 p.m.

The car came to a stop east of 27th and Superior, where Walton found the driver, an elderly woman. Other passersby tended to the construction worker.

Ambulances took both the driver and the construction worker from the scene.

Lincoln Police Capt. Don Scheinost said the construction worker suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and the driver was taken to jail, suspected of driving under the influence.

 

Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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