Hit and run

Police investigate a hit-and-run in Havelock.

A 58-year-old woman remained in critical condition Saturday after suffering life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run accident in Havelock on Wednesday morning, Lincoln police said.

An eastbound Nissan Maxima hit Teri Bullock, who is visually impaired and walks with a cane, as she crossed Havelock Avenue southbound at 64th Street around 8:45 a.m., according to an accident report.

A rescue crew took Bullock, who is from Lincoln, to Bryan West Campus.

Police found the Maxima nearby about 90 minutes after the incident, and took the driver, Kathryn Launer, of Lincoln, into custody a short time later.

Launer, 68, was released later Wednesday morning. Citations are pending as investigators look into what happened, Officer Angela Sands said.

She told police she was going 30 mph and didn't see Bullock crossing Havelock Avenue, police said in the accident report.

Investigators believe Launer left the scene because she was afraid after hitting Bullock, according to the report.

Bullock was still at Bryan West's trauma center Saturday night.

 

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

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