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Pedestrian hit outside Electric Daisy Carnival in critical condition

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The second night of the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival featuring Headhunterz, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris and Martin Solveig at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Updated Monday, June 11, 2012 | 7:45 a.m.

2012 EDC: Day 3

Festival-goers listen to electronic dance music at the kinetic FIELD during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night/Monday morning June 11, 2012. Launch slideshow »

A pedestrian was in extremely critical condition after he was hit by a truck outside the Electric Daisy Carnival shortly before the festival ended this morning, authorities said.

The accident happened at 4:31 a.m. near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Las Vegas Boulevard, authorities said.

The victim, a 31-year-old Florida man, was crossing the boulevard near gate six of the Speedway when a Ford pickup truck struck him, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott said.

The man was transported to University Medical Center, where he is fighting for his life, authorities said. The victim, who appears to be at fault in the accident, was intoxicated when he stepped onto the roadway, Elliott said.

The three-day music festival wrapped up at 5:30 a.m. today. More than 115,000 attendees were expected for the final night.

Troopers diverted traffic around the accident scene, Elliott said.

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  1. Pedestrians are constantly hit in Las Vegas. There's a bigger issue afoot (sorry), but lately it is often pedestrian error ... that said, not a reason to scrutinize EDC or suggest it is a hazard. Please move along...

  2. I agree that the EDC is hardly responsible for an irresponsible, intoxicated injury. Obviously, the number of deaths and injuries involving pedestrians in the valley are largely the pedestrians" fault.

    There is no cure for stupidity.