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August 31, 2014

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Woman, 75, hit by car downtown is in critical condition

Car strikes woman

A 75-year-old woman was struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk at Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Metro Police officials said the woman was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard when a man driving a Chevrolet Impala turned left from Bridger Avenue and hit her. He was on his way to the Las Vegas Go-Low Tour car show at Cashman Center.

The woman was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Officials said the crash is under investigation to determine whether the woman had the right-of-way to cross the street. There is no indication of drugs or alcohol, police said.

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  1. Last time I checked pedestrians always have the right of way. It's called a life.

  2. Sorry Ashley, but in Nevada the law states that pedestrians have responsibility to observe when they can or can't legally cross. If she stepped out in front of moving traffic against the signal, then it would be her fault, even if she was in a marked crosswalk.

    That's why the authorities need to determine the facts, it's not automatically the driver's fault.