Man critically injured in accident in Laughlin

Metro is investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that left a male victim in critical condition.

Police said around 10:15 Sunday night, the victim was crossing the street at Casino Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive when he was hit by a Dodge vehicle.

He was taken to an area hospital before being airlifted to Las Vegas to be treated for his injuries.


Pedestrian hit by suspected drunk driver while crossing near Palace Station

Police in Las Vegas say a man is in critical condition after he was hit by a driver suspected of being impaired.

Authorities say the incident happened around 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Sahara Avenue and Palace Station. According to preliminary evidence and witnesses, a Chevy Corvette was traveling westbound on Sahara on a green light.

Police say 62-year-old Louis Bugsley was crossing Sahara against the pedestrian traffic signal when he was hit. Bugsley was taken to UMC Trauma with critical injuries.

Police say the driver, 29-year-old Emanuel Alcantar-Sanchez, failed sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

The crash remains under investigation.


One dead in crash in Pahrump on SR 160

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash Saturday morning in Pahrump.

The crash occurred around 10:40 a.m. at Blue Diamond Road, also known as State Route 160, and Bell Vista Avenue. NHP reported that a Hyundai van was struck as it turned in front of a Ford Excursion.

The Hyundai had 5 occupants, three who were transported to local Mountain Vista Hospital and 1 was life-flighted to University Medical Center in critical condition. A female in the van was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford had 3 male occupants, who were all transported to Mountain Vista Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SR 160 is shut down between Blosser Ranch Road and Interceptor Drive for the next couple hours.


Wheelchair-bound woman killed in east Las Vegas crash

Police said a woman in a wheelchair died after she was hit by a vehicle while crossing an eastern Las Vegas road early Friday morning.

The crash happened about 5:45 a.m. near the intersection of Nellis Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the woman was crossing the street in her motorized wheelchair outside of a marked crosswalk when she was hit by a pickup traveling southbound on Nellis.

Police said the woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup turned onto the first street after the crash and returned to the scene of the crash on foot.

Police said they do not believe the driver was impaired.

Roads near the scene of the crash will be blocked to traffic until the investigation is complete, police said.


2 bicyclists hurt after vehicle crash in Henderson

Two bicyclists were injured Wednesday night after a vehicle struck them near the Anthem area of Henderson.

Michelle French, public information officers for Henderson police, said a call of the incident came in at 7:45 p.m. near Sun City Anthem Drive and Thunder Bay Avenue. Three bicyclists were riding in a single file when a driver struck the group.

A female rider was rushed to Sunrise Trauma Hospital with critical injuries, French said. A male rider sustained minor injuries. Another rider with the group was not injured.

The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene. Police did not believe speed or alcohol were factor in the incident.

Police expected to close the roadway until after 11 p.m. to complete an investigation.


Juvenile struck by hit-and-run driver in northeast Vegas

A juvenile was struck by a vehicle that drove away after the collision in northeast Las Vegas, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police said a call of the incident came in at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Oakford Street, near Stewart Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street.

Police said the vehicle left the scene. The juvenile was rushed to a local hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

The incident did not prompt road closures in the area.

This marked the second hit-and-run crash involving a juvenile in the last week. A girl was injured after a driver struck her last Friday in the west end of Las Vegas.


Fatal crash involving pedestrians in southeast Las Vegas

Motorists are being advised to avoid Maryland Parkway near Serene Avenue following a fatal crash involving two pedestrians, according to Metro Police.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. One pedestrian died at the scene, the other one was transported to Sunrise Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Maryland Parkway is closed to traffic between Richmar and Gary avenues as police investigate.


PD: Driver arrested after plowing woman into wall, home

Police believe a woman who died in a crash near Lindell and Russell roads on Monday may have been intentionally hit by a driver.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, officers were originally called to a single-vehicle crash at 5:07 p.m. A vehicle appeared to have plowed through a residential wall and into a home. A person died as a result of the incident.

Evidence lead the police department to dispatch homicide detectives to the scene.

Lt. Dan McGrath, of Metro, later clarified the incident may have been the result of an intentional act.

According to McGrath, a woman and a man were in a vehicle at Lindell and Russell when the woman was dropped off. The male driver drove away from the area but then made a U-turn and returned to the intersection.

The vehicle struck the woman through a outdoor brick wall and then through a residence, McGrath said. The driver tried to flee the scene on foot, but a witness to the incident confronted the man and commanded him to remain at the location.

McGrath said the man was taken into custody without incident.

A motive for the incident was not immediately disclosed.


NHP trooper hurt, driver arrested after off-ramp crash

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper sustained minor injuries after that person’s vehicle was hit from behind by a woman suspected of impaired driving.

According to Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel, of NHP, the incident happened at the U.S. 95 southbound off-ramp at Jones Boulevard at 2:20 p.m. Monday

A marked NHP vehicle was stopped at the light when it was rear-ended by a Ford sport-utility vehicle, Stuenkel said. The NHP vehicle was pushed into another vehicle as a result of the crash.

The trooper sustained minor injuries. A woman who was operating the Ford was arrested for driving under the influence, according to NHP.

It was not known if the trooper was transported to a nearby hospital.


Man in wheelchair hit, killed at Desert Inn and Maryland

Police said a person in a wheelchair was crossing Desert Inn Road near Maryland Parkway outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck and killed Monday night.

According to Lt. David Gordon, of Las Vegas Metro police, officers responded to a call of the crash at 9:03 p.m.

The victim, who is only identified as a 65-year-old man, was crossing Desert Inn in the eastbound lanes just west of Maryland at the time of the incident. The man was rushed to nearby Sunrise Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver of the 2013 Dodge Ram involved in the crash remained at the scene.

The incident marked the 82nd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The intersection was shut down following the crash. Police reopened the roadway by 2 a.m. Tuesday.