School bus crashes into brick wall near Jones and Washington

Las Vegas police were called to a crash involving a school bus on Wednesday.

It happened around 4:40 p.m. near Jones and Washington.

Police said a school bus crashed into a brick wall.

There were students on the bus when the crash happened, but no injuries were reported.

There’s no word on what caused the driver to crash.


Child injured after being struck by vehicle

Las Vegas police were called to an auto-pedestrian crash involving a child on Monday.

It happened around 5 p.m. near Lake East Drive and Terracina Place.

Police said an 11-year-old was crossing the street as two vehicles were approaching. One vehicle stopped while the other kept traveling and struck the child.

The child was transported to UMC with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no crosswalk where the child was walking.


Teen hit by van hours after Metro holds pedestrian safety event

Hours after Metro Police held a pedestrian safety event, a teen was hit by a van and seriously hurt Wednesday night.

Police said the teen was “jaywalking” when he was hit at the intersection of W. Charleston Boulevard and Rainbow Boulevard around 5 p.m.

Officers said the 17-year-old, whose name wasn’t released, got off of a bus and tried to run across the street when he was struck by a van. Traffic detectives said he was thrown 150 feet from where he was hit and he wasn’t in a crosswalk.

“It’s unacceptable; it’s unnerving to me sometimes that we get called out on so many auto pedestrian collisions,” Sgt. Richard Strader, Metro Police.

The importance of walking in crosswalks was a key point touched on at the LVMPD Pedestrian Safety Demonstration.  They said it’s also important for pedestrians to stay away from dark clothing and wear bright colored clothes, or reflectors at night.

Metro said there have been 32 fatal pedestrian crashes so far this year.

The teen in the accident at Charleston and Rainbow was badly hurt and taken to the hospital.  He was said he was said to be in “grave condition.”

Authorities said the driver of the van stayed at the scene after the crash; speed and alcohol did not appear to play a factor.

The eastbound lanes of Charleston Boulevard opened back up around 9:50 p.m.


Child in serious condition after being hit by vehicle on Tuesday

A child is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle on Tuesday in the southwest part of the valley.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Fiesta Condos on the 8500 block of West University Avenue, near South Durango Drive and West Rochelle Avenue.

Evidence at the scene indicated a 2002 Dodge Durango was traveling through the parking lot when it impacted a two-year-old boy that was riding a scooter.

The boy was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and notified the police.

The Las Vegas Abuse Neglect Detail responded to the scene to investigate possible issues related to direct supervision of the boy.


Pedestrian killed near Lake Mead and Christy

Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian near Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane.

The crash occurred shortly after 5 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Mead and Linn Lane. Police say a pick-up, traveling westbound on Lake Mead, struck and killed the pedestrian. Police say the pedestrian was inside an unmarked, “implied” crosswalk at the time.

The male driver of the truck remained on scene and is cooperating with Metro. Police say they do not suspect speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Both directions of Lake Mead near Christy will remain closed for several hours, while Metro investigates. The Clark County Coroner’s Office will identify the victim once next of kin have been notified.

This is the 80th traffic-related death in Metro’s jurisdiction this year. Metro reported 113 traffic deaths in all of 2013.


School bus involved in crash near Mojave and Stewart

Las Vegas police were called to the scene of a crash involving a school bus on Monday.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Mojave Road and Stewart Avenue.

There were four kids on the bus; none were injured.

The bus collided with another vehicle. The driver was injured, but the injuries do not appear to be critical.

There’s no word on who was at fault.


Vehicle hits back of school bus on MLK near Carey

No one was injured when a vehicle rear-ended a school bus this morning in North Las Vegas.

The accident occurred just before 6:35 a.m. on North MLK Boulevard near June Avenue, just north of Carey Avenue. North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty said the vehicle sustained minor damage.

Clark County School District spokeswoman Melinda Malone said two students from Biltmore Continuation High School were on board. Another school bus was dispatched to transport the students.


PD: Canadian woman seriously injured in Strip crash

Police said a Canadian woman who was struck by a vehicle on the Las Vegas Strip was crossing the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the incident just before 12:30 a.m. Monday on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Flamingo Road.

According to police, Cassia Reimchea, 36, of Vancouver, BC, was attempting to cross the roadway from east to west when she was struck by a Ford E-450 passenger bus in the northbound side.

Reimchea was knocked to the roadway as a result. She was transported to Sunrise Hospital Trauma with serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford remained at the scene, police said.


NB US 95 at I-15 reopened after 2-hour closure

A crash Friday afternoon closed northbound lanes of US 95 at Interstate 15. The stretch of roadway was reopened two hours later, around 3 p.m.

Nevada Highway Patrol said three cars were involved. At least one person was taken to the hospital, but their injuries are unknown.


3 arrested after school bus struck near Flamingo, Decatur

Three people have been arrested after a vehicle struck a school bus this morning near Flamingo and Decatur.

No students were on the bus when it was struck just after 5:05 a.m., according to Metro. The bus driver was uninjured. Police say two men and a woman were inside the white sedan.

They abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene, but police later caught up and arrested them.