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Pedestrian Killed in Las Vegas Hit-and-Run

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A pedestrian is dead following a hit-and-run traffic incident in Las Vegas on Friday.

About the Las Vegas Hit-and-Run

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the 50-year-old pedestrian was crossing Meikle Lane around 1:30 am when he was struck by a white van.

The pedestrian was rushed to University Medical Center, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. His name has not been released.

Police state that the driver of the van failed to stop at the scene of the accident and fled southbound on Ringe Road. Police stated the cargo-style van likely sustained damage to its front right.

Anyone with information concerning the incident or the driver is urged to call Metro Police at 702-828-4341. Anonymous tips can be given through Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at

U.S. Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, 4,743 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in 2012.
  • This averages to more than 12 pedestrian deaths every day.
  • An additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured – roughly one injury every 7 minutes.
  • Hospital records indicate that only a fraction of pedestrian crashes are recorded by police.


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