Accident knocks out traffic lights at Charleston and Decatur

A crash at Charleston and Decatur boulevards sent at least one to the hospital and knocked out power to traffic lights for at least four hours Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

Officers were called to the accident shortly before 5 a.m. Two vehicles were involved, Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said.

At least one person was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Meltzer said.

It was not clear how the accident occurred, but one of the vehicles caught fire and one of them crashed into a junction box for the traffic lights. It was not clear if it was the same vehicle, Meltzer said.

About 9 a.m., officers were still on the scene directing traffic and there was no timeline as to when the traffic signals would be restored, Meltzer said.


Person hit by vehicle in NW Las Vegas

A person was injured after being hit by a vehicle in northwest Las Vegas on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened at 3:49 p.m. at the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.

Larry Hadfield, spokesman for Las Vegas Metro police, said the person who was hit by the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.


One dead after ATV crash near Mile Marker 59 and Interstate 15

Police were on the scene of a deadly rollover ATV crash on Sunday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. near Mile Marker 59 just off the Interstate 15.

One male victim was unable to be revived and died on the scene. A female victim was taken to UMC Trauma via emergency airlift. Her condition is unknown

The coroner has not yet released the name of the deceased.


Crash shuts down 215 and Lamb

Nevada Highway Patrol said a crash Sunday shut down the intersection of Interstate 215 and North Lamb Boulevard in North Las Vegas.

Trooper Loy Hixson, a spokesperson with NHP said it was a two vehicle crash, and one of the vehicles rolled into a signal box.

Three people, whose names haven’t been released, were transported to the hospital. However, their injuries were non life-threatening, according to Trooper Hixson.

Trooper Hixson said the westbound lanes of I-215 at N. Lamb will remain closed while Nevada Highway Patrol investigates.


Woman hit by car in Walmart parking lot dies

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of a woman who was hit and killed in the parking lot of a southeast Las Vegas store died from multiple blunt force trauma after she was hit by a motor vehicle.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Michelle Villenave.

Metro said the crash happened at 3:37 p.m. Friday at the Walmart store at the intersection of South Eastern Avenue and East Russell Road.
Las Vegas Metro police said the 69-year-old Las Vegas woman was hit and run over by a car while she was walking to the store. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where she later died.

The driver of the vehicle who hit the woman, a 54-year-old Las Vegas woman, stayed at the scene, police said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.


2 people injured in scooter crash near Decatur and Harmon

Las Vegas police were called to the scene of a crash involving a scooter on Wednesday evening.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. near Decatur and Harmon.

Police said a vehicle collided with the scooter. Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There’s no word on who was at fault.


3 hospitalized following multi-vehicle wreck in SW Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said three people were taken to University Medical Center on Wednesday evening following an accident involving three vehicles.

The department’s Lt. Joel Martin said the accident occurred about 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of South El Capitan Way and West Pebble Road.

Martin said one of the victims, a woman, was last listed in critical condition.

Police closed the intersection in order to investigate and clear the crash scene.


4-car crash tying up traffic along Buffalo Drive

One person has been taken to the hospital after a four-car crash on Buffalo Drive and Rochelle Avenue, which is between Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road.

According to Metro Police, the crash happened just before 4 p.m. Monday. Police say that a juvenile in one of the cars was ejected, but police have not said whether it was that juvenile who was taken to the hospital. Police told 8 News NOW that none of the injuries was life threatening.

No roads are closed in the area, but there are traffic delays.


Range Rover crashes into home near Westcliff and Rainbow

Las Vegas police are investigating a scene where a vehicle crashed into a home.

It happened around 2:45 p.m. on Monday on the 100 block of Antelope Way, near Westcliff Drive and Rainbow Boulevard.

Police said a Range Rover crashed into the home. One person was inside at the time, but wasn’t hurt.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital as a precaution with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said possible citations are still pending, and it’s unknown whether the driver was under the influence.

“I had no idea. I didn’t know if it was an earthquake or really what was going on. Something might have fell on my house. Had no idea. Thought the whole house was coming down,” said Silver Shores.

The woman said this was the second time something like this happened, since she’s been living there. The last time though, the vehicle didn’t make it inside the home.


Metro officers taken to hospital after crash

Two Las Vegas Metro officers have been released from University Medical Center after an afternoon crash at Nellis and Arlington.

Lt. Clatt with Metro told FOX5 the crash happened just after 4 p.m. Sunday when a vehicle hit the officers’ patrol car in the intersection.

One person in the other vehicle was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.