3 pedestrians injured during Bluffs hit & run accident Sunday


June 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are looking for the female driver of a vehicle involved in a pedestrian hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning that injured three people, two of them critically. Officials say the accident happened just before 2-a.m, at South 21st Street and 8th Avenue.

According to the Police report, the victims included a 34-year old man from Omaha, a 27-year woman from Council Bluffs, and a 31-year old female from Arlington, NE. The two women suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to Creighton University Medical Center. The names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The vehicle fled the scene, but was located a few blocks away. The suspected driver, a white female with blonde hair, took off on foot and at last report, had not been found. The crash remains under investigation by the Council Bluffs Police Department’s Special Operations Traffic Unit. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Bluffs’ Police at 712-328-4948.