Police urge drivers, pedestrians to pay attention after two collisions
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's only day three of the new year, but already we've seen multiple auto-pedestrian collisions, including two on Thursday.
That has police urging both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention.
On Thursday, a woman was crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair when she was struck by a truck. She was taken to University Medical Center but is expected to recover.
"She had some pretty serious injuries, appeared to be, from the amount of blood that was on the pavement," said Randy Sutton, who witnessed the crash. "She was conscious and talking while I was rendering first aid."
The eyewitness said she was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. Police said the driver involved was cited.
"Luckily, he was going very slowly when the accident happened," Sutton said.
Less than an hour later, police were called to another auto vs. pedestrian crash near Spring Mountain and Wynn Road. The victim was taken to University Medical Center.
"This guy came from around the corner and just hit the lady," said Vallen Webster, who witnessed the collision. "And I saw her rolling in the street and she was knocked unconscious."
Metro said the victim in that crash is also expected to survive.
"I don't know how he didn't see her. He hit her pretty hard," said Webster. "He has cracks on his windshield."
Only three days into the new year, Metro police are once again reminding both drivers and pedestrians to pay attention on the road.
Some, like Webster, are taking the message to heart.
"There are too many people getting hit, and not enough being done about it," Webster said. "I've been out here for a year and every week I'm hearing about two or three people getting hit a week."
Police said the driver involved in the second collision was also cited.