32-year-old male killed when rotor falls on his chest

Number: 1 Pedestrian: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 32 Male

On November 20, 2012, at approximately 11:38 a.m., a fatal incident occurred in the 3700 block of North Walnut Road.  A 32 year old male was repairing an unoccupied, 2000 Saturn sedan in the driveway of a single family residence.  The vehicle was supported by a jack stand and the male was positioned underneath the vehicle conducting repairs.  The jack stand slipped and the left front rotor fell on his chest.  Tenants in the residence attempted to render aid by lifting the vehicle off his chest and calling 9‐1‐1.  The male was transported to UMC Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.  This incident will not be counted as a motor vehicle fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction.  The case remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

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