No Changes for Scene of Deadly Bus Stop Crash - 8 News NOW

No Changes for Scene of Deadly Bus Stop Crash

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LAS VEGAS -- Deadly crashes at bus stops around the Las Vegas valley have prompted sweeping changes. Changes that could mean the difference between life and death.

However, one bus stop where a crash killed four people and injured five others remains the same.

The Regional Transportation Commission announced Monday a major step towards making bus riders safer. A federal grant will help build or move 150 bus shelters back from the curb.

The bus stop on Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard sits almost exactly the way it did the day a driver, who was under the influence, slammed into it. The markings on the roadway remain where people and their belongings eventually landed.

"There has been a very aggressive attempt to reach out to this property owner, and we have been unsuccessful," General Manager at the RTC Tina Quigley said.

Quigley says call after call to the property owner of the shopping complex have gone unanswered. She says 150 other bus stops in the Las Vegas valley will be made safer by moving them back five feet, but they can't move this one without the property owners permission.

"In a perfect world, all of our shelters would be pushed back away from the curb, but we will not be able to do that without the partnership and donations from these corporations," Quigley said.

Quigley says the RTC and Clark County are in talks about using eminent domain to take the five feet needed to make the stop safer.

A man who actually witnessed the deadly bus stop crash in 2012 says he can't believe nothing has happened in a year and a half.

"Whenever something like that happens, you've got to feel for the families that lost loved ones that memorial sat out there for so long," said Jon, a witness who didn't want to give 8 News NOW his last name.

He says five feet is not a lot to ask for and he says he would like to see people do more for others.

8 News NOW has also made several attempts to contact the owner of the property, which is listed as the Spring Oaks Shopping Center. No one has called us back.

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