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NLV motorcycle officer involved in hit-and-run crash

A North Las Vegas Police Department officer was involved in a crash along Interstate 15 Monday evening, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel.

Stuenkel said the crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. on southbound I-15 at the Washington Avenue off-ramp.

Troopers closed the off-ramp and southbound I-15 from Cheyenne Avenue to Washington Avenue, Stuenkel said.

According to Officer Aaron Patty with the North Las Vegas Police Department, the officer was taken to University Medical Center, and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The NHP later said the officer – a 45-year-old, 18-year veteran of the department, was struck by a hit-and-run driver.


Driver taken to hospital after hitting fast-food restaurant

A driver who may have experienced a medical condition struck a fast-food restaurant and a pedestrian this morning in northeast Las Vegas.

The accident occurred just before 10:10 a.m. on the 4400 block of East Charleston Boulevard, near North Lamb Boulevard, according to Metro Officer Laura Meltzer. The vehicle struck a wall and a pedestrian, who did not require further medical attention.

The driver was transported to a hospital. It was not known whether the driver was impaired or suffered a medical episode.


Bicyclist dead after being struck by vehicle near Sunrise and Lamb

Police say a bicyclist is dead after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. near Sunrise Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

Witness statements, and evidence at the scene, indicate the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the right travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger was traveling northbound on Lamb Boulevard, in the left travel lane, south of Sunrise Avenue.

The bicyclist suddenly entered the center travel lane, and then left travel lane, at which time it struck the right side of the Dodge Challenger. The bicyclist was ejected, and came to rest in the center travel lane of northbound Lamb Boulevard.

62-year-old William McCarley was pronounced deceased by responding medical personnel. This is the 6th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2015.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.


Bicyclist struck by vehicle on Lamb Boulevard

Police say a man was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle on Saturday.

It happened around 4:54 p.m. near Lamb Boulevard and Manor Green Lane.

Witnesses say the man was riding his bike when he crossed lanes outside of the crosswalk.

He was then hit by a vehicle carrying 3 passengers. None of them were injured.

The bicyclist was transported to local hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown.


Person walking on I-15 highway struck, killed

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian was killed Thursday evening in a crash on northbound Interstate 15, near Russell Road.

The incident occurred about 7:18 p.m.

According to the NHP’s Trooper Loy Hixson, the pedestrian, a 57-year-old man from Alaska, was in the express lane, crossing the interstate from east to west, when he was hit by a pickup truck. He was then struck by a Nissan. Both drivers involved remained at the scene, Hixson said.

Hixson said it wasn’t clear what the pedestrian was doing on the interstate but stressed that crossing it on foot is illegal.

Troopers closed the left two lanes of northbound I-15 to investigate.

This marked the third traffic-related fatality investigated by the NHP in 2015.