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Pedestrian seriously hurt after assisting friend involved in crash

Posted at 11:12 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 09:15:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life after being hit be a truck while trying to help his friend involved in a crash, according to police.

“It’s better to be alive and it’s better to be safe than to be right,” says Lt. Bret Ficklin, Las Vegas Police.

Las Vegas Police says the crash happened around 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Craig and Lamb.

Two vehicles were involved in the initial crash, but no one was hurt.

Shortly after the crash, a friend of one of the drivers, a 26-year-old man walked up to the crash scene in the middle of the intersection.

That's when police say as he was running back to the sidewalk and was hit by a truck not involved in the initial crash.

That pedestrian was rushed to UMC Trauma with life-threatening injuries.

“You against a couple thousand pound vehicle, you're not going to win that battle."

Las Vegas Police Lt. Bret Ficlin says Saturday night’s weather is even more reason for drivers and folks walking to pay extra attention.

"In conditions like this, when its dark, when its foggy and extremely wet, when the oils are coming out of the roadway, it makes it that more difficult to come to a stop."

Ficlin says it's a community effort to bring an end to these serious crashes.

“The only way we are going to stop this from happening is if we look out for reach other."

13 Action News is waiting to get an update on that pedestrian’s condition and his identity.