Nebraska City Emergency Medical Services responded to a pedestrian accident on Central Avenue east of Seventh Street at 5:05 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Carolyn Coates, 69, was crossing Central Avenue at mid-block. She told police she was hit after stepping out into the roadway, wash pushed into a parked van and knocked to the ground.
Police tracked down Jason P. Betts, 34, of Nebraska City. Betts said he heard a thump as he passed the area in a 1994 van, but said he stopped, looked in both mirrors and didn’t see anything.
He said he did not realize that anyone had been hit.