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Child riding bicycle hit by car near school crossing zone in Las Vegas

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Breaking news for July 18
Posted at 11:06 AM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-20 16:36:27-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a crash scene near Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue involving a bicycle and a vehicle at about 6:50 a.m.

LVMPD says the evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated a 9-year-old boy with his bicycle was crossing Rainbow Boulevard, from west to east, at Peak Drive in a marked crosswalk.

Police say a 2005 GMC Sierra pick-up truck was traveling northbound Rainbow Boulevard approaching the intersection with Peak Drive and failed to yield to the boy striking him with the front of the GMC.

The driver of the GMC stopped and remained at the scene.

Arriving medical personnel say they transported the boy to UMC Pediatrics where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the GMC did not show any signs of impairment and cooperated with the police.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.

The identities of both the child and the driver are currently unknown.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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