LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 10-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car Friday morning. It happened in the southwest at Arby Avenue and Jones Boulevard; that’s just north of Warm Springs Road.
The crash happened around 7:15 a.m. According to Metro, Witness statements and video evidence indicated that a juvenile pedestrian was standing on the southeast corner sidewalk of the intersection attempting to cross W. Arby Avenue from south to north when he was struck by a 2015 Lexus RX350.
The Lexus was traveling on W. Arby Avenue, in the right portion of an undivided road, approaching S. Highland Pony Street when the child entered the roadway from the sidewalk and ran into the path of the approaching vehicle. The front of the Lexus struck the 10-year-old boy.
“The kid was on the ground shaking,” said Mike, a witness to the accident.
The police and emergency personnel were called. The child was taken to University Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.
People who live in the area say what happened is a wake up call.
“This road is heavily traveled and extremely crazy with people driving over and above the limit,” said Kevin Mahoney, works in area. “It’s just they need to slow down.”
“There you go, you heard that there? Those engines roll. That’s what I mean; people just fly through here,” said Bonnie Mercado, lives in the area.
The 40-year-old driver stayed at the scene and waited for police to arrive. Metro Police said the driver did not show any signs of impairment. There was also a 14 and 11-year-old in the car with her at the time of the crash, but they were not hurt.
Those who live along an open road who would like to request more signs or crosswalks, go here; the county has instructions online about how you can do that.