A 46-year-old Lincoln man remained in critical condition at a local hospital after being hit by a car Sunday afternoon as he walked his dog, a police spokeswoman said Monday. 

Troy R. Thompson was walking east on the sidewalk along South Street between 70th and 77th streets at 12:10 p.m. when a Ford Focus hit him, Officer Angela Sands said. 

The car's driver, identified as Dellun Brown, 43, of Lincoln, told police he was driving west on South Street when he hit an icy patch, lost control, spun as he went around a curve and went up onto the sidewalk, Sands said. 

An ambulance took Thompson to Bryan West Campus, where he remained Monday. Thompson is the son of Randy Thompson, a Merrick County landowner and face of the anti-Keystone XL pipeline campaign "Stand with Randy."

Police have not issued any citations pending further investigation of the crash.

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