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Moped driver critically injured in collision

Updated Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 10:08 p.m.

Crash

A 24-year-old moped driver is in critical condition Thursday after colliding with a pickup truck in the east Las Vegas Valley, Metro Police said.

Brian Carroll of Las Vegas was driving a 2008 Taizhou City 49cc scooter west on Desert Inn Road near Topaz Street around 5:40 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police the moped driver slammed on his brakes, causing the bike to slide under the back of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado that had stopped for traffic, police said.

Carroll was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries; the driver of the truck, 46-year-old Lisa Lucero, was transported with minor injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by Metro’s accident investigation section, police said.

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  1. My opinion, such as it is, is that the proliferation of mopeds in this town is at epidemic levels.

    It's high time that mopeds be subjected to the same plate, insurance, safety equipment, safety classes, and licensing that I have to have for my motorcycle.

    Too many inexperienced operators out there who have no idea how to drive even a 49 cc moped safely in traffic. I see them every day.