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School bus crashes into brick wall near Jones and Washington

Las Vegas police were called to a crash involving a school bus on Wednesday.

It happened around 4:40 p.m. near Jones and Washington.

Police said a school bus crashed into a brick wall.

There were students on the bus when the crash happened, but no injuries were reported.

There’s no word on what caused the driver to crash.

Source:

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/School-bus-crashes-into-brick-wall-near-Jones-and-Washington-286170331.html?utm_source=Aptivada&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsKTNV

Child injured after being struck by vehicle

Las Vegas police were called to an auto-pedestrian crash involving a child on Monday.

It happened around 5 p.m. near Lake East Drive and Terracina Place.

Police said an 11-year-old was crossing the street as two vehicles were approaching. One vehicle stopped while the other kept traveling and struck the child.

The child was transported to UMC with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no crosswalk where the child was walking.

Source:

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Child-injured-after-being-struck-by-vehicle-285899761.html

Teen hit by van hours after Metro holds pedestrian safety event

Hours after Metro Police held a pedestrian safety event, a teen was hit by a van and seriously hurt Wednesday night.

Police said the teen was “jaywalking” when he was hit at the intersection of W. Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard around 5 p.m.

Officers said the 17-year-old, whose name wasn’t released, got off of a bus and tried to run across the street when he was struck by a van. Traffic detectives said he was thrown 150 feet from where he was hit and he wasn’t in a crosswalk.

“It’s unacceptable; it’s unnerving to me sometimes that we get called out on so many auto pedestrian collisions,” Sgt. Richard Strader, Metro Police.

The importance of walking in crosswalks was a key point touched on at the LVMPD Pedestrian Safety Demonstration.  They said it’s also important for pedestrians to stay away from dark clothing and wear bright colored clothes, or reflectors at night.

Metro said there have been 32 fatal pedestrian crashes so far this year.

The teen in the accident at Charleston and Rainbow was badly hurt and taken to the hospital.  He was said he was said to be in “grave condition.”

Authorities said the driver of the van stayed at the scene after the crash; speed and alcohol did not appear to play a factor.

The eastbound lanes of Charleston Boulevard opened back up around 9:50 p.m.

Source:

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/27600898/teen-hit-by-vehicle-lanes-at-charleston-and-rainbow-blocked

Child in serious condition after being hit by vehicle on Tuesday

A child is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle on Tuesday in the southwest part of the valley.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fiesta Condos on the 8500 block of West University Avenue, near South Durango Drive and West Rochelle Avenue.

Evidence at the scene indicated a 2002 Dodge Durango was traveling through the parking lot when it impacted a two-year-old boy that was riding a scooter.

The boy was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and notified the police.

The Las Vegas Abuse Neglect Detail responded to the scene to investigate possible issues related to direct supervision of the boy.

Source:

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Child-in-critical-condition-after-being-hit-by-vehicle-on-Tuesday-285262181.html?utm_source=Aptivada&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsKTNV

Pedestrian killed near Lake Mead and Christy

Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian near Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane.

The crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Mead and Linn Lane. Police say a pick-up, traveling westbound on Lake Mead, struck and killed the pedestrian. Police say the pedestrian was inside an unmarked, “implied” crosswalk at the time.

The male driver of the truck remained on scene and is cooperating with Metro. Police say they do not suspect speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Both directions of Lake Mead near Christy will remain closed for several hours, while Metro investigates. The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.

This is the 80th traffic-related death in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. Metro reported 113 traffic deaths in all of 2013.

Source:

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/27582582/breaking-news-pedestrian-killed-near-lake-mead-and-christy