Published Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 8:07 p.m.
Updated Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 10:08 p.m.
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.