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42-year-old woman in critical condition after being hit crossing 48th Street
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42-year-old woman in critical condition after being hit crossing 48th Street

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A 42-year-old Lincoln woman is in critical-but-stable condition after being struck by a car Tuesday night while trying to cross 48th Street at Holdrege Street, police said.

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz credited the quick work of the officer who found the woman lying in the street, unconscious and not breathing, and started CPR, with saving her life.

Bonkiewicz said at about 10:20 p.m., a 19-year-old Lincoln woman was driving north on 48th Street with a green light when she suddenly saw the woman in the street. She said she braked as quickly as possible but still hit the pedestrian, who had been trying to cross west against the light.

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Police said they haven't yet identified a second pedestrian who took off after the accident. 

Bonkiewicz said there's no indication the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and she wasn't ticketed.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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