Omaha Man Struck by Vehicle

ambulanceAn Omaha man is in extremely critical condition after being struck by a vehicle in the downtown area.

The Omaha Police Department says 55-year-old Richard Brown was hit Thursday morning near a crosswalk between 20th Street and Harney Street.

Sgt. Joe Collins say 71-year-old Joephus Neal, of Lincoln, was driving a Chevrolet Suburban southbound and was preparing to turn east when the accident happened. Brown was crossing Harney Street. Neal told police he had a green light.

Brown suffered head injuries and was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

A spokesman for the medical center says no information about Brown’s condition was available at this time.

Collins says speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.