LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say a man is dead after a car drove onto the sidewalk and hit him before crashing into the rear of a parked bus.
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan police, the crash was reported just before 8 a.m. and involved a pedestrian, a Nissan Sentra, and an RTC Transit Bus.
Police said the RTC bus was lawfully stopped at a bus stop on Flamingo Road, west of Pearl Street. A pedestrian, a 67-year-old man, exited the bus and began to walk east toward Pearl on the sidewalk.
The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old man, was driving west on Flamingo Road toward Pearl Street when “traffic started to slow.” The Nissan driver swerved to the right, onto the sidewalk.
The front of the Nissan hit a street light pole before hitting the pedestrian. The Nissan then continued, hitting the bus shelter before rotating and hitting the back of the stopped bus.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital.
According to police, the driver of the Nissan was cooperative with the investigation, and impairment is not suspected.
The pedestrian’s death marks the 111th traffic-related fatality in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for the year 2023. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD’s Collision Investigation Section.
The identification of the pedestrian will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.