Council Bluffs man run over by van in hit-and-run


June 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs man is hospitalized after he was struck by a van and run over while trying to cross the street.

Police say 51-year-old Robert Whitmore stepped into the street about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday and was hit by a dark-colored SUV. Visibility at the time was limited because of heavy rain.

Whitmore suffered a broken back and broken ribs. He was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., where a report on his condition is not being released.