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January 26, 2015

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Pedestrian struck by car is in critical condition; driver arrested

Pedestrian hit

A man is in critical condition after he was hit by a drunken driver Wednesday evening near Pecos Road and Tropicana Avenue, police said.

Metro Police received reports of the accident around 5:05 p.m. Police said the man, who was in his late 60s or early 70s, was transported to University Medical Center. The 22-year-old male driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.

Police did not know if the man was in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, but said the incident is under investigation.

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  1. And we worry about legally carried side-arms and how to prevent felons and/or nut cases from stealing firearms? How about making all cars with a breath-interlock? Make the legal age to drive age 30? Post officers at every intersection? Those would easily save lives - oh, wait, that would be against personal liberties and all sorts of other "rights".. wouldn't it? After all, cars kill people; drivers of cars (drunk or otherwise) don't kill people.

    National Firearm homicides Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.7 (Source CDC Website 12-26-2012)

    Motor vehicle traffic deaths Deaths per 100,000 population: 11.2 (Source CDC Website 12-26-2012)

  2. Only in Vegas can people be drunk at 5:00 in the afternoon when most people are driving home from work or just walking home from the store. In most places in this country, you wouldn't expect this to happen even though there is a possibility it could, but in Vegas??? Just a normal day.