Type of Accident:
Vehicle vs Pedestrian
The LVMPD states that a vehicle vs pedestrian accident occurred on December 16, 2022, at approximately 4:48 p.m.
As stated in the Press Release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department “Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was traveling northbound on S. Las Vegas Boulevard approaching E. Agate Avenue. A pedestrian operating a motorized wheelchair on the north side of E. Agate Avenue entered onto S. Las Vegas Boulevard, attempting to cross from east to west utilizing an unmarked implied crosswalk. The Hyundai driver entered the intersection and struck the wheelchair, ejecting the wheelchair operator onto the roadway. Arriving medical personnel transported the pedestrian to the University Medical Center’s Trauma in critical condition. Despite all life-saving measures, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries the following day and was pronounced deceased by trauma staff. Driver impairment was not a factor in the crash. The death marked the 147th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2022. The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.”
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