A 19-year-old pedestrian was critically injured late Thursday when he was struck by a minivan in Omaha.
Police said the accident occurred at 10:15 p.m. at 45th and J Streets.
A police investigation determined that Omahan Jerome Collier was walking north on 45th Street when he was struck by the eastbound 2003 Chrysler minivan driven by Jaclyn Hascall, 30, of Omaha. A witness reported to police that Collier was on his cellular phone at the time of the accident, which occurred at the intersection of 45th and J Streets.
Collier was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries, police said. He suffered head and abdominal injuries.
Police said the accident remains under investigation.
Another injury-related accident that occurred about five minutes later Thursday night also remains under investigation, police said.
The accident at 156th and Ruggles Streets left a 24-year-old Lincoln motorcyclist with serious injuries.
A police investigation found that a 2011 Victory motorcycle driven by Montgomery Lockenour was northbound on 156th and turning east onto Ruggles. The motorcycle passed through the intersection and then struck the northeast corner's curb, police said. Lockenour lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown off it.
Lockenour was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in serious condition after suffering a broken collarbone.