Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 | 10:53 a.m.
The 78-year-old Las Vegas woman who was killed Sunday morning as she crossed Sahara Avenue on an electric scooter has been identified as Odilia Consuegra-Rodriguez, the Clark County Coroner's Office said.
Cause of death was multiple traumas after a motor vehicle crash, a coroner's spokeswoman said.
Metro Police arrived at 9:46 a.m. Sunday to the crash at Sahara's intersection with Maroney Avenue, near Maryland Parkway.
A 1996 Nissan Pathfinder was westbound in the left of three travel lanes when the pedestrian on a scooter was trying to cross Sahara from the north to the south side of the street, police said. The woman entered the path of the vehicle, the driver wasn't able to stop in time and the Pathfinder struck the woman, police said.
The woman was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center's Trauma Center where she later died, police said. The driver of the Pathfinder, 48-year-old Manuel Avila of Las Vegas, wasn't injured.
This is the ninth fatal traffic collision so far this year in Metro Police jurisidiction.