Local News


UPDATE: New details on crash at McCarran Rent-A-Car

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 01, 2017
UPDATE: An investigation revealed new details about the crash at McCarran Rent-A-Car Sunday morning.
Las Vegas police say a 2017 Hyundai Sonata was pulling into the return area when the vehicle suddenly accelerated for unknown reasons. The Sonata struck a Hyundai Sante Fe and a person unloading its contents, then continued traveling and struck a parked Dodge Journey. The impact with the Journey caused the Sonata to be redirected into a parked Chevrolet Camaro and a Hertz employee standing near the vehicle. The Sonata came to rest when the Journey was pushed into a second parked Chevrolet Camaro.
Officials say the driver and passenger of the Sonata were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The employee and pedestrian hit by the Sonata were treated for serious injuries.
The driver of the Sonata did not show signs of impairment. Las Vegas police will continue to investigate the crash.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Two people were hit by a car near the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center Sunday morning.
The crash happened around 10:04 a.m. at 7135 Gilespie Street. Both victims were taken to Sunrise Trauma.
A statement from Hertz revealed that the crash occurred while a customer was returning a rental vehicle. The vehicle struck the garage structure after hitting an employee and another pedestrian.
Hertz will remain closed as police investigate the crash. Customers can return vehicles at the Dollar and Thrifty locations at McCarran International.