LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say a 70-year-old pedestrian is dead after a crash near the area of Flamingo Road and Swenson Street. It happened at 6:20 p.m. Friday night.
According to officials, a van was turning from southbound South Swenson to eastbound Flamingo on a green turn arrow.
The pedestrian, a 70-year-old woman, was using a walker when she entered the intersection, attempting to cross from south to north, against a “Don’t Walk” sign.
Officials say the woman entered the path of the van as it was completing its left turn. The left bumper of the van hit the left side of the pedestrian and knocked her to the ground.
The driver, who showed no signs of impairment, stopped immediately and remained on scene.
The pedestrian was transported to Sunrise Trauma Hospital where she passed away from her injuries.
This collision marks the ninth traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction for 2020.