Man Seriously Injured In Hit And Run Crash

A 33 year old man is recovering after being struck by a hit and run driver late Saturday night. 

Omaha Police says officers were dispatched to the area of 35th Avenue and Leavenworth Street around 10:30 for a personal injury crash involving a pedestrian and vehicle. Investigators found that Christopher Vavra was attempting to walk across Leavenworth Street from north to south, not in a marked crosswalk, when was hit by a westbound vehicle. 

The vehicle continued westbound without stopping after the collision. The run vehicle was described as dark colored sedan with damage to the passenger side. 

Vavra was transported to Nebraska Medicine with a serious head injury that isn't considered life-threatening. The investigation ongoing at this time.


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