A pedestrian was in extremely critical condition Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle in downtown Omaha.
Richard L. Brown, 55, of Omaha was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with life threatening injuries, said traffic Sgt. Joe Collins of the Omaha Police Department.
Collins gave this account of the accident:
A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Joephus Neal, 71, of Lincoln was southbound on 20th Street about 11 a.m. and preparing to turn east onto Harney Street.
Neal told police he had the green light and that his Suburban struck Brown near the crosswalk.
Brown, who was walking north and crossing Harney Street, suffered head injuries.
Collins said speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.