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Mother of Lincoln pedestrian critically injured sues driver

December 14, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mother of a 33-year-old Lincoln woman who was critically injured in May while crossing a street is suing the driver who hit her.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Halley Hansen is unable to live independently and is cognitively impaired because of her traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court seeks nearly $630,000 for her daughter’s medical bills and more than $10.1 million for the estimated cost of future care.

Authorities say Hansen was in the crosswalk on A Street east of Capitol Parkway just after 1 p.m. when Louis Keester turned left and hit her with his Toyota Venza. Hansen was thrown to the ground, her head hitting the street. Keester later pleaded guilty to a failure to yield to a pedestrian charge.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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