Crimestoppers: Police trying to find driver from June hit-and-run

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police are looking for a man involved in a hit-and-run last month.

On June 5 at about 4 p.m., a man swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on.

According to Lincoln Police Officer Matt Stegman, the man immediately jumped out of the car, grabbed a backpack and ran from the scene.

The woman in the car he collided with suffered injuries and both cars were totaled.

Officer Stegman says the vehicle's registered owner doesn't know who the man is because she loaned the car to someone who then loaned it to someone else.

Because of that, Officer Stegman says the police are still working on names and trying to figure out who the man is.

This is becoming a common problem, as there have already been 58 hit-and-run injuries this year and only 28 have been solved.

Last year, only 32 of the 63 cases were cleared.

"Sometimes it's very hard to find them, sometimes it's hard to find the vehicles," Officer Stegman says. "We've had accidents where kids were hit and we don't get a plate number and it's a generic description."

If you have any information about this case or any others, please call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.