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Dog killed, owner in critical condition after crash

Posted: 11:35 PM, Nov 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-25 12:47:37-05
Dog killed, owner seriously hurt after crash
Dog killed, owner seriously hurt after crash
Dog killed, owner seriously hurt after crash

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a two-car crash on Saturday that left a nearby pedestrian in critical condition and killed a dog. 

The crash happened around 1p.m. Saturday near Charleston Boulevard and Bruce.

LVMPD says a 2013 Hyundai Elantra hit a 2009 Honda Accord, causing it to hit a 40-year-old man.

The victim was standing on the sidewalk at the time. He was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition.

LVMPD says a 2009 Honda Accord was heading west on Charleston approaching a green light at Bruce. At the same time, a 2013 Hyundai Elantra was heading in the opposite direction was trying to turn onto Bruce when the Hyundai turned into the path of the Honda.

The pedestrian was standing in the northwest corner sidewalk with his dog by his side.

The impact of the crash caused the Honda to swing around onto the sidewalk, hitting that pedestrian and his dog.

LVMPD Sgt. Paul McCullough described what happened to the pedestrian as a freak accident.

13 Action News spoke with folks who walk the stretch of Charleston.

“I just think it’s not a walkable friendly city, period,” says one pedestrian.

Folks in the area say they frequently see drivers not paying attention to pedestrians.

“I don’t think that you’re going anywhere that’s that important that someone needs to get hurt for or break a law for because if you’re speeding you can get a ticket.”

LVMPD says they don't suspect either drivers of impairment and say both are cooperating with the investigation.