Published Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 | 8:38 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 | 11:20 p.m.
Metro Police arrested a man on a drunken driving charge in the death of a pedestrian hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk Wednesday night on Desert Inn Road, just east of the Las Vegas Strip.
A second person also was struck and seriously injured, police said.
Mahmod Alseidamad, 25, of Las Vegas was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of driving under the influence with death.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the 56-year-old man who was killed.
The other pedestrian was identified as Willard Hilborn, 60, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Alseidamad was allegedly speeding and changing lanes in a gray Honda Accord shortly before 5:30 p.m. when he lost control and ran onto the sidewalk in the 300 block of Desert Inn, in front of Blair House Suites, police said.
Metro Police Sgt. Oscar Chavez, of Metro’s fatal accident detail, said the car was traveling west on Desert Inn and the pedestrians were walking west on the north sidewalk with their backs to the car.
The pedestrian who was killed was pronounced dead at the scene, Chavez said. Hilborn was taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries, he said.
Alseidamad was also transported to a hospital, but the extent of his injuries were not known, Chavez said.
Dyan Dixon was working at the Blair House Suites front desk when someone rushed in and told her to call 911. Dixon said she ran outside and saw the car on the sidewalk and two men on the ground.
“One man was laying on his back and his eyes were open,” Dixon said. “He was trying to get up but everyone kept telling him not to move.”
Dixon said she saw another man in the bushes barely moving.
Chavez said Alseidamad got out of the car on his own.