On Friday, an accident killed a young tourist, 11, and a hang gliding instructor, 55, in an accident in the Southern Nevada city of Jean. The accident happened when the hang glider, being guide dragged by a truck, was somehow separated by the tow chain that was intended to bring the glider to the correct altitude. As a result of the wire breaking, the hang glider plummeted to the lake bed. The instructor was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was John Harrison from the Hawaiian city of Kamulea.
Ernest Harris, 70, died this week when he hit a telephone pole while driving his BMW on J Street in Las Vegas. The accident, which happened when Mr. Harris lost control of his 545i and also hit and injured a woman pedestrian. The injured woman, whose name has not been released, was rushed to University Hospital with injuries what were deemed not life threatening. Police spokespeople have not released information as to why Ms. Harris lost control of his BMW, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a telephone on the opposite side of the stree.
A Las Vegas man is in critical condition after hitting a pickup truck with his motorcycle. The accident happened in the Las Vegas valley Tuesday afternoon around 12.30 p.m. The accident occurred at the intersection of Charleston Blvd. and Decatur Blvd. The Yamaha motorcycle, driven by a 24-year old, struck the pickup truck when the driver of the truck attempted to turn left on Decatur. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from his motorcycle and slid several feet on the pavement. He was immediately rushed to an area hospital by EMTs with injuries that were deemed life threatening.
Two Las Vegas residents are recovering at Las Vegas hospital after a Southwest Las Vegas accident on Saturday. The accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Hacienda Ave and Grand Cyn Dr. The two injured in the Las Vegas automobile accident were critically hurt in a head-on accident between two automobiles. One of the people in the accident was thrown through the windshield of the vehicle he or she was driving.
Area police departments are striving to reduce pedestrian accidents in Las Vegas. With the help of grants from the State of Nevada in their joining forces program, Metro police and other area law enforcement agencies are continuing a publicity program that is designed to ticket not only those who violate pedestrian safety laws but also increase media coverage of how many Las Vegas pedestrian laws get violated every day. The publicity program, which started approximately 6 years ago, has officers from area law enforcement agencies dressing up in holiday costumes and repeatedly cross the street.
A residential street pedestrian accident has left a 12-year old girl hospitalized in Las Vegas. The accident, which occurred at Nellis Blvd and Owens Ave in the early afternoon. The girl was playing in the street and ran in front of a pickup truck. After the accident, the driver of the truck waited for police and was given a number of sobriety tests. At present, the girl, who was hurt in both the head, arm and leg is currently in critical condition at University Hospital in Las Vegas.
Pedestrian accidents and potential fatalities continue to plague Las Vegas. Three Las Vegas pedestrian deaths occurred from three separate accidents in the past week – including the death of one supposed handicapped individual who was piloting a scoter. Las Vegas area police and other local authorities have been working to reduce the large number of pedestrian deaths in the city since the pedestrian death toll experienced such a large increase in 2011 and 2012.
A hit and run accident in Henderson has a good chance for a solution. The hit and run accident, at Weston Ridge St. and Galleria Dr. occurred last Saturday morning. While this Southern Nevada hit-and-run crash did not result in an injury, there is hope that the perpetrator of the accident will soon be caught. The accident, where a Black truck military style truck with significant chrome detailing, hit another parked truck, was caught on video surveillance that the owner of the struck truck had previously set up to monitor his home.