According to information from various reports by the Las Vegas Sun, several traffic accidents have plagued Las Vegas in February, some resulting in serious injuries or death to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
For example, the Las Vegas Sun reported that on February 8 and 9, three people were killed in separate car accidents. On the 8th, 39-year-old Norman Beavers was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the crosswalk on Las Vegas Boulevard. The police located the hit-and-run driver and arrested him in connection with Beaver’s death. On that same day, 21-year-old Trenton Cain Gleaton died when his motorcycle crashed into a light pole on Oakey Boulevard, causing the motorcycle to catch fire and engulf Gleaton in flames. On the 9th, 42-year-old Nneka S. Geter-Easterling was involved in a three-vehicle collision at an intersection on Tropical Parkway. She was killed when a pickup truck crashed into her vehicle, causing it to spin and hit another vehicle. The accident also caused Geter-Easterling’s two teenage passengers to suffer severe injuries.
On February 14, another fatality resulted when a man failed to pull over for a traffic stop, instead speeding away and losing control of his car, causing the vehicle hit a light pole, flip, and slam into a building, according to the Sun. The death of the 35-year-old driver was the tenth traffic-related death in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2014.
On February 16, the Sun reports that a 72-year-old man was attempting to assist the driver of an overturned vehicle when another car hit and killed the man as he attempted to cross the Needles Highway.
Most recently, the Sun reported that on February 20, another hit-and-run accident critically injured a 57-year-old pedestrian. The pedestrian was attempting to cross Lake Mead Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk when a pickup truck struck him, and then left the scene. The victim was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of his life-threatening injuries.
The accident reports – especially those involving pedestrians and motorcycles – are disappointing news, following recent information that Nevada pedestrian deaths and motorcycle-related deaths increased by 11.86% and 34% respectively in 2013.
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