Car crashes into southwest Las Vegas medical office

Police said a few people were injured when a car crashed into the waiting room of a medical office in southwest Las Vegas on Monday morning.

The crash happened at 10:33 a.m. near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

According to Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas Metro police, three or four people were in the lobby at the time of the crash. She said those people were injured, but there were no indications that their injuries were serious.


Fatal motorcycle accident kills 1 in northwest Las Vegas

A 27-year-old motorcyclist died after slamming into the back of a vehicle in northwest Las Vegas on Sunday night.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the incident happened at the intersection of Bradley Road and Azure Drive, near Tropical Pkwy and North Decatur Boulevard, at 7:39 p.m.

Citing witnesses and evidence, police said the motorcycle rider was traveling northbound on Bradley at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist was behind a Nissan Sentra that was slowing as it approached the intersection with Azure.

The motorcyclist impacted the rear of the Nissan, police said. The rider was sent to University Medical Center Trauma, where he later died.

Police said the Nissan was slowing at the intersection with the intention to turn right. The 74-year-old driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.

The incident marked the 12th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office was assigned to identify the motorcyclist.


NLV Police investigates deadly crash involving toddler

North Las Vegas Police investigated a deadly crash involving a 2-year-old girl on Sunday.

Family members have identified the 2-year-old as Evelyn Green and remain at North Vista Hospital where her 7-year-old brother sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

It happened in the 3400 block of Thomas Avenue near E. Lake Mead Boulevard.

No word on what caused the crash, but police said the driver took off after the crash.

Officers are looking for a white panel van. The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his 40’s.  He’s said to have facial hair.


Driver dies following crash west of Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Metro police reported a driver died following a single-vehicle crash west of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 Friday afternoon.

Police said the crash occurred about 4:18 p.m. It happened in the area of Polaris Avenue and Naples Drive, just south of Harmon Avenue.

Police said a 61-year-old man driving a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country minivan veered off the road, traveled onto a sidewalk and over a raised curb. It’s believed the driver may have suffered a medical episode.

The driver was pronounced dead at Spring Valley Hospital.

Police closed Polaris between Naples and Harmon in order to investigate. The cause of the man’s death will be determined by the Clark County Coroner’s Office in the coming days.


1 injured in crash at Rancho, Lake Mead

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said one person was critically injured in a crash Thursday.

The incident occurred just before 1:30 p.m. near Rancho Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard.

The fire department said a vehicle crashed into a bus stop a the intersection.

One person was transported to University Medical Center in very critical condition, the fire department said.

Las Vegas Metro police said Lake Mead Boulevard is shut down in both directions from Valley View Drive to Rancho Drive.


Driver dies after hitting pole near Buffalo and Cheyenne

At least one person died in a crash in the northwest Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday night.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident near North Buffalo Drive and West Cheyenne Avenue at 5:50 p.m.

Police said a man was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck a pole. The driver was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. About 8 p.m., Metro’s Sgt. Richard Strader said it appeared the driver suffered a medical episode. There was a passenger in the vehicle as well. She did not sustain injuries, Strader said.

Metro’s Fatal Detail was called to investigate the crash.

Offices closed westbound traffic on Cheyenne and southbound traffic on Buffalo in order to investigate. Police urged motorists to avoid the area.


Fatal crash blocks 215 Beltway near Aliante Parkway

Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that blocked the Northern 215 Beltway near the Aliante Parkway exit Monday.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel, of NHP, said the crash involving three vehicles happened at 5:41 p.m.

Stuenkel later elaborated one vehicle was traveling in the opposing lanes of traffic when it struck another.

A Lexus overturned during the crash, killing a man inside, Stuenkel said. A female inside a Buick was transported to University Medical Center, where she died.

Two others inside a Chrysler were sent to UMC with non-life threatening injuries.

The freeway was shut down from North 5th Street to Aliante Parkway as a result. There was no word on when the roadway will re-open.


Pedestrian killed in North Las Vegas crash

North Las Vegas police said they are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a vehicle in North Las Vegas Sunday.

Police received a call about the crash near Camino Al Norte and Lone Mountain Road at about 6:15 a.m.

A police preliminary investigation indicates the 44-year-old man was walking outside of a marked crosswalk on Camino Al Norte when he was struck.

The man was transported to University Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

Witnesses reported that the man was a passenger on an RTC bus, that stops near the crash location, and was in a rush to catch another bus before the accident occurred.

Speed does not appear to be a factor and the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle remained at the scene according to police.

The identity of the victim will later be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Roads reopened about 9 a.m. to traffic.


Semi-trucks, car crash on I-15 near Speedway

Nevada Highway Patrol said two semi-trucks and a vehicle stopped traffic for a couple of hours on Interstate 15 Friday.

Trooper Jason Buratczuk, of Nevada Highway Patrol said the incident occurred just after 10 a.m. on Interstate 15 near Speedway Boulevard.

Two semi-trucks and a vehicle were involved in the crash, Buratczuk said.

The vehicle rolled over, Buratczuk said.

No injuries were reported, Buratczuk said.

All lanes were blocked, but were reopened by 12:30 p.m.


1 killed in crash on Pecos and Owens

Las Vegas Metro police said they are investigating after a driver crashed into a utility pole Friday morning.

The incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. on Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.

According to Sgt. Richard Strader, of Las Vegas Metro police, a 2003 Mazda Protégé was speeding westbound on Owens and attempted to make a right turn onto Pecos. The man behind the wheel of the car lost control and crashed into a utility pole.

The driver was extricated by the fire department. He was transported to University Medical Center, where he later died, Strader said.

This marks the 10th traffic fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction.

The identity of the deceased will later be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.