Sunday, June 14, 2009 | 12:46 a.m.
A 40-year-old man who was trying to cross a busy six-lane street late Saturday night in eastern Las Vegas was struck by a car and critically injured, according to Metro Police.
Christian Maye, Las Vegas, was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition, officers said.
The accident occurred about 10:08 p.m. Saturday on Sahara Avenue east of Lamont Street, police said.
According to evidence at the scene and witness statements, the pedestrian was attempting to cross Sahara from the south curb to the north curb outside of a marked crosswalk, police said.
A 1999 Mercury Cougar driven by Toai Tran, 23, Henderson, was going west on Sahara in the right lane of three westbound travel lanes, police said. Maye entered the right lane and was struck by the left front of the Mercury, police said.
It appears pedestrian error caused the accident, but the accident remains under investigation, officers said.