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January 26, 2015

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3 in critical condition after out-of-control car hits them on sidewalk

Car strikes pedestrians

Three men were struck by a car Saturday while they were standing on the sidewalk of Veterans Memorial Drive near Washington Avenue.

Metro Police officials said a man driving north on Veterans Memorial Drive lost control of his car as the road began to bend. He swerved onto the sidewalk and struck the men. Police were alerted to the crash at 11:46 a.m.

Officials said the victims were taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver, who was not injured, was tested to determine whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Metro Police are investigating the crash.

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  1. man, what is it with cars and sidewalks/bus stops these days? >:[

  2. I'm petrified when I run the roads in this town. Now I mostly run in my large subdivision, and stay away from Horizon Ridge. Probably my only regret about moving here. 24 hour drunks are dangerous.

  3. What used to bother me when living in Vegas is that the sidewalks were only 3 ft wide and the street is RIGHT THERE! So you had a busy street on one side and a brick wall on the other - no where to duck if you had to. Most places have the sidewalk, the curb, cars parked and THEN the street; but not in Vegas. Back in 1992 when living in downtown Chicago, I got hit by a car walking to work one morning (the fool ran a red light) and I never totally got over it. One time while still living in Vegas, I felt brave enough and decided to walk to the KMart near my apartment, about 3 blocks, instead of driving such a short distance. Well, just feeling the "swoosh" of the cars zooming by within 2 ft of where I was walking gave me such anxiety, I never did it again! I still can remember what car metal feels like when it hits you and propels you into mid-air from the impact.