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April 16, 2014

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State to cover injuries in car accident

CARSON CITY -- Two persons injured in Las Vegas when a UNLV graduate student made a careless left turn are going to share more than $32,000 for the injuries they suffered.

The state Board of Examiners Tuesday agreed to pay $22,846 to Robert Radin, who suffered shoulder and other injuries when the car he was in was hit by one driven by Jeffrey Pirokowski of UNLV. And Ruby Esteban will receive $10,000 for the injuries he suffered in the same accident which occurred June 30, 1994, at the intersection of Colorado and Main streets.

Investigators told the board the accident was caused by the inattention of Pirokowski who made a left turn, hitting the other car.

Addressing another claim, the board denied paying $10,000 to Myrna Emalfarb who said she was injured when she tripped and fell in the north crosswalk at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. The board suggested Emalfarb contact Clark County since a county public works crew had just completed work in the area.

Under terms of the construction permit, the state has been held harmless for any work performed by Clark County.

In other business, the board recommended that $500,000 be allocated from an emergency fund to the state Department of Economic Development to train employees of newly relocated or expanded companies in Nevada.

This training money is used to entice companies to relocate or to expand within Nevada.

The money must be released by the Legislative Interim Finance Committee.

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