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Neighbors say stop lights an issue

Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 20:42:23-05
UPDATE:  We're learning more about a deadly vehicle versus pedestrian crash at Arville near Sahara Monday night. While police continue to investigate, neighbors are speaking out about problems in the area.
Neighbors think there are a couple of factors that contributed to this crash. One, the street lights, people in the area say some of them were out the night of the crash. They also say there are problems even when you can see.
"It's not the drivers in my opinion, it's mostly the people that are, they just run across the street and they don't care," explained Nicole Borst, who lives right near the scene of the accident.
While our cameras were in the area we caught a lot of what Borst was talking about. We captured person after person darting across the street, just up the road from the stop light. One car even had to stop for a woman crossing illegally. If the driver hadn't seen her we easily could have witnessed another deadly accident.
"Do you see a lot of near misses?" our crew asked Borst. "Yes, a lot, a lot of near misses, its scary, even me, cause my windows are tinted a little bit and sometimes it's hard to see you know," said Borst, pointing to her car. 
According to police the 77-year-old man was crossing Arville just north of San Angelo Ave and was not in a crosswalk. They  said he was hit by a van, thrown and then hit by a truck.
Joseph Hughes admits he doesn't always cross at the light and says he's almost been hit. He  wants the city to add more crosswalks along the stretch.
"Besides the light, the next crosswalk is Penwood, they need to put some crosswalks especially when the kids get out of school," explained Hughes.
As for the lighting issue, we called the city to get more answers. It turns out, the city says it got a call about the lights being out the morning of the crash. They sent a crew out and did get it fixed but after the crash happened.

A 77-year-old male pedestrian is dead after being hit in the 2600 block of Arville Street, between Pennwood and Sahara avenues.

The incident was reported at 5:06 p.m. Monday. Police said the man was crossing the street 30 feet north of San Angelo Avenue when he was hit by a Dodge Caravan that was driving southbound. The force of the crash caused the pedestrian to be thrown into the path of a Ford F-150 traveling northbound.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neighbors were concerned since they said street lights have been out near the intersection for weeks.

This was the 107th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction in 2015.

The Clark County coroner will release the name and age of the deceased after relatives have been notified.