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Motorcyclist critical after accident; eastbound Windmill-Paradise closed

The eastbound lanes of Windmill Lane near Paradise Road are closed after a motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash Friday, Las Vegas police said.

The collision with a vehicle happened about 7:50 a.m. on Windmill, west of the Paradise intersection.

The motorcyclist was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Metro’s Fatal Detail has been called out to the scene.


Vehicle sought after teen critically injured in hit-and-run crash

Police said they are looking for a vehicle that is believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in south Las Vegas on Thursday morning.

The crash happened at 7:51 a.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Avenue and Topaz Street.

Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas Metro police, said a vehicle hit a teen girl and then left the scene.

Meltzer said the girl, who was critically injured in the crash, was taken to Sunrise Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The vehicle was described as a white, 2001 Nissan Frontier with Nevada license plate number 256-VXD, according to Meltzer. She said the vehicle will likely have sustained significant front-end damage.


PD: Girl struck by vehicle near Western High School

Las Vegas Metro police reported a girl was taken to University Medical Center Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle near Western High School, which is located on West Bonanza Road, near North Decatur Boulevard.

Police said the girl, whose age wasn’t immediately available, was in a crosswalk about 2:40 p.m. when she was hit.

The department reported the girl suffered a head injury and was bleeding from the brain.

The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene, police said.


Police: Hit-and-run driver attempted to run over officers

A driver accused in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning is also facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after attempting to run over two police officers, Metro Police said.

The hit-and-run crash happened at Durango Drive and Summerlin Parkway around 6 a.m.

According to police, as the driver was leaving the scene, he attempted to hit two officers who responded to the crash. The driver did end up crashing into a wall at Charles Turk Drive and Stapleton Avenue where his car caught on fire.

Police were able to track the suspect to his nearby home and arrest him.


Driver dead after crash on west side of valley identified

A driver is dead after a crash on the west side of the valley.

It happened around 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday near J Street and Doolittle Avenue.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a 2005 BMW 545i was traveling southbound on “J” Street. For unknown reason(s) the BMW crossed the double yellow center line and traveled southbound in the northbound travel lane.

The BMW then struck the east curb and traveled off the east side of “J” Street.

The BMW then impacted a city light pole, a small electrical box, a section of metal fencing, and large metal fence support. The BMW came to rest facing eastbound in the northbound travel lane.

The driver, 70-year-old Ernest Harris Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel.

The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.