(ATLANTIC) A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Highway 6 on the east edge of Atlantic this afternoon.
“We had a vehicle eastbound through the intersection at Highway 6 and Highway 71 and about 50 yards east of the intersection a pedestrian ran out in the roadway,” said Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green. “The driver tried to stop and was unable to and struck the pedestrian.”
Green said the woman was taken to the hospital and will be life-flighted to Omaha. No other details on the accident are available at this time.
Chief Green says motorists should avoid the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 71 if possible as the accident remains under investigation.