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58-year-old left in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck in Las Vegas

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 23:38:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Monday afternoon around 3:46 p.m., LVMPD Traffic Section said that they are investigating a crash between an electric scooter and a pickup truck near South Las Vegas Boulevard and East Wigwam Avenue.

According to a press release, evidence at the scene, witnesses statements, and a dash cam video indicate that a 21-year-old female was driving a pickup truck, and was stopped facing north on Las Vegas Boulevard in the single left turn lane to westbound Wigwam Avenue. A 58-year-old male was driving an electric scooter traveling north on Las Vegas Boulevard on the paved shoulder adjacent to the outside northbound travel lane.

The crash occurred when the truck turned right from the left turn lane and crossed the travel path of the electric scooter.

The driver of the scooter was transported to UMC Trauma from the scene with injuries determined to be life-threatening by trauma staff. The truck driver remained at the crash site, and did not show signs of impairment during field sobriety tests.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision.