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March 5, 2015

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Coroner ID’s Alabama pedestrians killed Saturday

Pedestrians killed

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the man and woman from Alabama who died Saturday night after a car struck them south of the Las Vegas Strip.

Dana Goudie, 51, and Scott Burchard, 52, both died from multiple blunt-force injuries suffered in the accident, officials said. They were from Mobile, Ala.

The accident happened about 9:15 p.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard north of Robindale Road, Metro Police said.

It appears the two were crossing the boulevard from west to east, but they were not in a marked crosswalk, police said.

A 2008 Honda Accord driven by a 23-year-old Las Vegas man was traveling north on Las Vegas Boulevard when it struck them, police said. The driver remained at the scene.

Goudie and Burchard were transported to University Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead, police said.

The accident marked the 55th and 56th traffic-related fatalities in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

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  1. Amen, TeamSG1...

    Nail on the head, Daniel.

    I'm sure the 'I'm more important than everyone else in the world, AND I'm in a hurry, so gtf out of my WAY' crowd that permeates the valley like so many fleas will continue to remain clueless & classless, as ever.

    Jaywalkers are prevalent in EVERY MAJOR CITY IN AMERICA...
    I don't read about them getting run over on a daily basis because the drivers in those cities are 'too important to be bothered' with the simple act of looking where they're going.

    Hey, Vegas; You don't think running over tourists is bad for business???

  2. Sorry cathuggerjane, that's not physically possible.

    The incident occurred between Robindale Road and Warm Springs Road which are 0.45 miles apart.

    That means that they were far less than a mile away from the marked and controlled crosswalk at Warm Springs.

  3. Then that news report was blatantly false.

    Bottom line, unless they dropped from the sky, the only way to get to where they died (from any building or bus stop on that side of the road) required them to walk AWAY from a marked crosswalk.

    I fully support each individual's right to end their life at any time they choose to do so. If you are seeking compassion, may I suggest that you turn to the rest of their family and friends rather than seeking solace from strangers in the community which these two selfishly forced to participate in their suicide.

  4. Nobody knows the circumstances regarding why two people would jump into five lanes of pitch black traffic moving 50MPH, but some people commenting here sure act like they know everything.

    50MPH = 66 feet per second = 100+ feet to stop the average car AFTER the obstacle is recognized.

    Pedestrians make bad decisions in Las Vegas every day; within an hour of a pedestrian jaywalking across six lanes of Sahara Ave traffic and dying (near Decatur), more pedestrians were doing the exact same thing, actually stepping over the police markings on the street.

    Has nothing to do with Las Vegas, and everything to do with human choices.