Type of Accident
Summary of the Accident
Four people are in critical condition and one infant has died after a three-vehicle crash involving a suspected impaired driver on Friday night, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The crash occurred around 7:42 p.m. at the intersection of South Nellis Boulevard and East Vegas Valley Drive. Police said a 2001 Dodge Ram was speeding away from a previous hit-and-run collision when it ran a red light and collided with a 2009 Toyota Corolla that was crossing the intersection on a green signal. The impact caused both vehicles to spin and hit a 2018 Nissan Rogue that was waiting to turn left.
The four occupants of the Toyota were taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center by ambulance, where they remain in critical condition. One of them, a 6-month-old infant, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff on March 02, 2023. The infant’s death marked the 18th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s Jurisdiction for 2023.
The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injuries and stayed at the scene. The driver of the Dodge also sustained minor injuries and was arrested at the scene after showing signs of impairment. She was booked into Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) for related charges.
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