UPDATE: The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder, a 57-year-old man, died from injuries sustained in the accident. Metro police said the man died on Dec. 16.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police say three people were hospitalized Monday following a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Sandalwood Drive, near Rainbow Boulevard.
It happened just after 8 a.m. Monday morning.
According to police, a Nissan Pathfinder was traveling eastbound in the “only left-turn lane” of Flamingo Road, approaching Sandalwood Drive. A 2020 Kia Forte was traveling westbound in the middle travel lane on Flamingo when the Nissan turned left in front of it.
The front of the Kia hit the right front of the Nissan. The crash redirected the Kia, causing it to the leave the road and strike a concrete block wall on the northwest corner of the intersection.
The Nissan rotated counterclockwise, left the road and hit a concrete block fence.
It appears one of the cars ended up in the backyard of a home near the intersection.
Police say both drivers and a 12-year-old boy were transported to UMC with injuries. The Nissan’s driver, a 57-year-old man, is in critical condition.
Neither driver is suspected of impairment, according to police.
Flamingo Road, from Rainbow to Tenaya, was closed all morning and reopened around 2 p.m. Monday.